Hugh McLachlan of Professor Emeritus of Applied Philosophy at Glasgow Caledonian University. Among his books are Social Justice, Human Rights and Public Policy and (with J. Kim Swales) From the Womb to the Tomb: Issues in Medical Ethics.
Published in: HomeProphecy versus prediction: when experts are no longer experts
When does an expert become a prophet in the age of post-truth politics?
Published in: openDemocracyUKDoes the theory of a natural right of self-defence justify the lethal use of drones?
John Locke’s theory of self-defence falls short in justifying drone strike killings of innocent bystanders.
Published in: openDemocracyUKThe burdensome should be allowed to seek help to kill themselves
Should assisted suicide be legalised?
Published in: HomeIn the name of deterrence
The UK government has adopted the TINA (there is no alternative) principle to the non-payment of ransoms. But is it...