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Professor John Harris - publications

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  • Mathews, D. J. H., Donovan, P. J., Harris, J., Lovell-Badge, R., Savulescu, J., & Faden, R. (2009). Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Gametes: Truth and (Potential) Consequences. Cell stem cell, 5(1), 11-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2009.06.005. Publication link: 558ec0b8-f1c8-4090-81e0-e05f06e3b045
  • Harris, J., Singer, P. (Ed.), & Kuhse, H. (Ed.) (2009). Deciding between patients. In A Companion to Bioethics. (2nd ed.). Oxford: Basil Blackwell. . Publication link: 2897bcdd-c4c4-41c1-ae60-b158d5424ed5
  • Harris, J., Davis, N. A. (Ed.), Keshen, R. (Ed.), & McMahan, J. (Ed.) (2009). Transhumanity: A Moral Vision of the Twenty-First Century. In Ethics and Humanity Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover. New York: Oxford University Press. . Publication link: b1aaac18-52c6-4636-9d02-6f02bde8bad5
  • Chan, S., & Harris, J. (2009). Free riders and pious sons - Why science research remains obligatory. Bioethics, 23(3), 161-171. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2008.00648.x. Publication link: b625f168-12ac-4e7f-b96d-4fbccd49fc3f
  • Harris, J. (2009). Wicked or Dead? Reflections on the Moral Character and Existential Status of God. In 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists|50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists. (pp. 33-40). Oxford and London: John Wiley & Sons . DOI: 10.1002/9781444307986.ch6. Publication link: cd8e7945-c48d-49fe-8ac9-d3f652309d8f
  • Harris, J., Takala, T. (Ed.), Herissone-Kelly, P. (Ed.), & Holm, S. (Ed.) (2009). Pigs And Principles: The Use of Animals in Research. In Cutting Through the Surface: Philosophical Approaches to Bioethics. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi. . Publication link: d00f5f5e-d36a-4615-8232-36599da4b84e
  • Bennett, R., Harris, J., Bundy-Fazioli, K., Briar-Lawson, K., & Hardiman, E. R. (2009). A qualitative examination of power between child welfare workers and parents. British Journal of Social Work, 39(8), 1447-1464. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcn038. Publication link: c27dbc5a-0623-48ae-8c3f-830905dcf0d5


  • Harris, J., & Chan, S. (2008). Enhancement is good for you!: Understanding the ethics of genetic enhancement. Gene Therapy, 15(5), 338-339. DOI: 10.1038/ Publication link: be7fb44d-8476-419b-abea-0c4be475993a
  • Quigley, M., Harris, J., Frith, P. A., Cafarella, P. A., & Duffy, J. M. (2008). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major personal and public health burden in Australia. In Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health|Aust. New Zealand J. Public Health. (Vol. 32, pp. 139-141). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-8617-5. Publication link: d338afb1-2989-4888-bd9d-76df06c6ff52
  • Harris, J., & Quigley, M. (2008). Humans have always tried to improve their condition [5]. Nature, 451(7178), 521. DOI: 10.1038/451521b. Publication link: 62b56a89-fe8e-430c-bc43-ff55b3471856
  • Holm, S., Harris, J., Emanuel , E. J. (Ed.), Grady, C. C. (Ed.), & Crouch, R. A. (Ed.) (2008). The Standard of Care in Multinational Research. In The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. (pp. 729-737). Oxford: Oxford University Press. . Publication link: 3bf16c26-5e15-4f2b-961a-e85f97c35f7d
  • Chan, S., & Harris, J. (2008). Adam's fibroblast? The (pluri) potential of iPCs. Journal of Medical Ethics, 34(2), 65-66. DOI: 10.1136/jme.2007.023937. Publication link: 36234c19-b6fa-4a91-b3f1-b9209942210a
  • Greely, H., Sahakian, B., Harris, J., Kessler, R. C., Gazzaniga, M., Campbell, P., & Farah, M. J. (2008). Towards responsible use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by the healthy. Nature, 456(7223), 702-705. DOI: 10.1038/456702a. Publication link: 2e3b5543-b62a-4174-a9de-3f6d32a7a12b
  • Harris, J., Gree, R. M. (Ed.), Donovan, A. (Ed.), & Jauss, S. A. (Ed.) (2008). Global Norms, Informed Consensus and Hypocrisy in Bioethics. In Global Bioethics. (pp. 297-323). Oxford: Clarendon Press. . Publication link: 26a5877f-c6df-4f01-9b52-32d39ae1ec22





  • Harris, J. (2004). The Creation Lottery: The final lessons form Natural reproduction: Why those who accept natural reproduction should accept cloning and other Frankenstein reproductive Technologies. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 13 No.1, 90-96. . Publication link: c378f55d-574b-4f10-bd86-b91cac09ee1a
  • Harris, J., & Emanuel, E. (Ed.) (2004). The Standard of Care. In The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. . Publication link: b8c73823-5580-4e3e-aaa1-d7060c2f23a9
  • Giordano, S., Harris, J., Lavery, J. (Ed.), Wahl, E. (Ed.), Grady, C. (Ed.), & Emanuel, E. (Ed.) (2004). Ethics and Genetic Research in Africa. In Ethical issues in international biomedical research: a case book. Oxford University Press. . Publication link: bb2e6d8f-2102-49b5-bce4-956e484d8efc
  • Harris, J., & De Grey, A. (Ed.) (2004). Immortal Ethics. In Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence: Why Genuine Control of Ageing may be Foreseeable. (Vol. 1019). (Annals of the New York Academy of Science; Vol. 1019). New York Academy of Sciences. . Publication link: ebded760-a7f4-4747-98ee-086e8aa19473
  • Harris, J. (2004). On Cloning. London: Routledge.. Publication link: 1c553b95-f51f-47c3-b58e-195176dbc65f
  • Nirmalan, M., Dark, P. M., Nightingale, P., & Harris, J. (2004). IV. Physical and pharmacological restraint of critically ill patients: Clinical facts and ethical considerations. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 92(6), 789-792. DOI: 10.1093/bja/aeh138. Publication link: 19f1257e-7902-4e11-ab9d-9a0d36c0ce2a
  • Harris, J. (2004). Sexual Reproduction Is a Survival Lottery. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 13(1), 75-89. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180104231127. Publication link: 80bfb0bc-76b0-4d46-aa4a-d13554707018
  • Harris, J. (2004). Response to "Utilitarianism shot down by its own men" by Tuija Takala (CQ Vol 12, No 4): Takala shoots herself in the foot. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 13(2), 170-178. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180104132106. Publication link: 798aa0f2-af39-4a83-85d2-49d32642a86f
  • Harris, J., Giordano, S., & Rogers, B. (Ed.) (2004). The Sacred and the Profane. In Is Nothing Sacred?. (pp. 81-92). Routledge. . Publication link: 9e73be45-aeb9-4e44-a15c-c9edbd5966a7
  • Harris, J., & Fröjdendahl, B. (2004). Passion in Elizabeth Smart's by Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept: The sacred and the profane. In Mosaic|Mosaic. (Vol. 37). Routledge. . Publication link: 6fba6c1e-b81d-45a2-a60c-e0ce4259d295
  • Harris, J. (2004). Physical and Pharmalogical restraint of critically ill patients: Clinical Facts and Ethical Considerations. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 92 No.6, 1-3. . Publication link: 6f49594b-2243-4117-b73c-ae51927ce075
  • Harris, J., & Sulston, J. (2004). Genetic equity. Nature Reviews Genetics, 5(10), 796-800. DOI: 10.1038/nrg1454. Publication link: 6832e171-1f45-439b-8a33-db3cc0b9774d | PubMed:15510171
  • Harris, J., & Giordano, S. (2004). Ethics and Genetic Research in Africa. (National Institutes of Health). No publisher name.. Publication link: 6c27a6d1-bed4-4b5b-9d5d-7205233e1cb5
  • Testa, G., & Harris, J. (2004). Ethical aspects of ES cell-derived gametes. Science, 305(5691), 1719. DOI: 10.1126/science.1103083. Publication link: 538e6289-1604-4197-ad7e-7a1b63cf6cac





  • Harris, J. (2000). Is there a coherent social conception of disability?Journal of Medical Ethics, 26(2), 95-100. DOI: 10.1136/jme.26.2.95. Publication link: b11e32a8-bbdd-4cc8-b64f-89d05db93b96
  • Harris, J., & Torrance, I. (Ed.) (2000). Cloning and Balanced Ethics. In Bioethics in the New Millennium. St Andrews Press. . Publication link: a7fc1ef0-f939-494d-8c1e-6b1e7f1bf73d
  • Harris, J., Ames, D. (Ed.), Burns, A. (Ed.), & O'Brien, J. T. (Ed.) (2000). Moral, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Dementia: End of Life Dilemmas. In Dementia. Arnold, London. . Publication link: cdcf1ac9-2a33-4cc7-821b-55c43b648079
  • Harris, J., & Woods, S. (2000). Rights and responsibilities of individuals participating in medical research. In Informed consent in medical research. (pp. 276-282). John Wiley & Sons . . Publication link: d2a78d41-b14d-428a-b16f-22600fa294ee
  • Harris, J. (2000). Intimations of Immortality. Science, 288(5463). . Publication link: e714c949-9d0e-407e-91b8-e15e12538459
  • Harris, J. (2000). Ethical Implications of Clinical Trials of HIV Vaccines. Journal Of HIV Therapy, 5 Issue 4. . Publication link: 79d3d490-9b0c-4648-a82b-b48a28f629bc
  • Harris, J. (2000). Clones, genes, and reproductive autonomy: The ethics of human cloning. In Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences|Ann. New York Acad. Sci.. (Vol. 913, pp. 209-217). Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. . Publication link: 9be48c34-4e42-4f64-aaed-f1de2d73d17f
  • Harris, J., & Giordano, S. (2000). Tra obiezioni e fraintendimenti. Bioetica, 3, 405-416. . Publication link: 17302302-85b3-4ee7-b679-1f43ff642ce8
  • Harris, J. (2000). The Doctrine of Triple Effect and Why a Rational Agent Need not Intend the Means to his End: John Harris. Aristotelian Society. Proceedings. Supplementary Volume, 74(1), 41-57. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8349.00062. Publication link: 1d102634-792d-440a-8746-19bd99d57de2





  • Harris, J., Leahy, M. (Ed.), & CohnSherbok, D. (Ed.) (1996). Liberating Children Part II. In The Liberation Debate. Routledge. . Publication link: 45f0ec0d-cae3-4598-9dc2-5f667227ac19
  • Brazier, M., & Harris, J. (1996). Public health and private lives.Medical Law Review, 4(2), 171-192. . Publication link: 258b3ca3-ec00-499a-a1c2-cea3cf43caff
  • Hayry, M., Manuel, C., Harris, J., Bennett, R., Brazier, M., Erin, C., ... Soltés, L. (1996). Législations adoptées pour faire face à l'épidémie de sida: Une étude européenne. Sante Publique, 8(1), 41-52. . Publication link: 67bd3c9a-39ae-4853-ba60-497616ee4789


  • Harris, J., Fletcher, N., Holt, J., & Brazier, M. (1995). Ethics, Law and Nursing. Manchester: Manchester University Press.. Publication link: 96cb7252-e67b-4118-8833-eb3304c2b480
  • Harris, J., & Keown, J. (Ed.) (1995). The philosophical case against the philosophical case against euthanasia. In Euthanasia Examined:Ethical Clinical and Legal Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: 7725a050-d09f-4b8b-82d8-d5e1436775b7
  • Harris, J. (1995). Double jeopardy and the veil of ignorance--a reply.Journal of Medical Ethics, 21(3), 151-157. . Publication link: 88006524-0ccf-4afa-9273-bdd130951b84
  • Harris, J., & Walter, P. J. (Ed.) (1995). The role of age and life expectancy in prioritising health care. In Coronary Bypass Surgery in the Elderly. Kluwer Academic Publishers. . Publication link: 7507346a-0f0c-4971-bb48-85065e4913c6
  • Harris, J. (1995). The elimination of morality. Journal of Medical Ethics, 21(4), 220-224. . Publication link: 2fb057c3-6fbb-4f08-9e90-e2ba6a202df7
  • Harris, J., & Kennet, W. (Ed.) (1995). The ethics of testing and screening for HIV. In Parliaments and Screening. Paris: John Libbey Eurotext. . Publication link: c448c7e1-05c3-42b5-8679-406c1c9b61a9
  • Harris, J. (1995). Should we attempt to eradicate disability?Public Understanding of Science, 4(3), 233-242. [002]. DOI: 10.1088/0963-6625/4/3/002. Publication link: b92590bb-94f3-4baf-bcd5-a1e1c02e7a40
  • Harris, J. (1995). Could we hold people responsible for their own adverse health?The Journal of contemporary health law and policy, 12(1), 147-153. . Publication link: dd461d6b-2db2-441d-a0ed-653acc50f6b5
  • Harris, J., & Keown, J. (Ed.) (1995). Final thought on final acts. In Euthanasia Examined:Ethical Clinical and Legal Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: fb56a98a-5616-4d44-9204-8b4a6d721ed9





  • Harris, J., & Vari, A. (Ed.) (1991). L'Etica del trapianto d'organi. Dono o vendita? In Etica Dei Trapianti D'Organi. Edizioni del Corriere Medico, primo edizione: nove: Milano, Italy. . Publication link: c9a0a8b7-028e-4cac-acc9-241532b13289
  • Harris, J., Drife, J. O. (Ed.), & Donnai, D. (Ed.) (1991). Ethical Aspects of Prenatal Diagnosis. In Antenatal Diagnosis of Fetal Abnormalities. Springer-Verlag, London. . Publication link: 23ee791a-970a-459d-9959-2075b4590077
  • Harris, J., & Walters, W. (Ed.) (1991). Surrogacy. In Human Reproduction: Current and Future Ethical Issues. Balliere Tindall, London. . Publication link: 280f1cdc-8af4-4d98-b990-10876c110939
  • Harris, J. (1991). Unprincipled QALYs. Journal of Medical Ethics, 17(4), 185-188. . Publication link: 5299fa7d-56a5-41e6-8b27-15f5c2ac9085



  • Harris, J., Lee, B. (Ed.), & Morgan, D. (Ed.) (1989). Should We Experiment On Embryos. In Birthrights:Law & Ethics at the Beginnings of Life. Routledge. . Publication link: b08ba4e9-1092-4690-981e-8f7049062997
  • Harris, J., Mendus, S. (Ed.), & Bell, M. (Ed.) (1989). More & Better Justice. In Philosophy And Medical Welfare. Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: a73c6b86-ab24-46bc-9c11-afb5bd2291da
  • Harris, J., & Scarre, G. (Ed.) (1989). The Right To Found A Family. In Children,Parents & Politics. Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: 67f88b64-77a9-4044-a5d0-f650217a3e95






  • Harris, J., Simmonds, N. (Ed.), & Duff, A. (Ed.) (1984). Over Exertion and UnderAchievement. In Philosophy & The Criminal Law. ARSP Beiheft Nr.19. Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH. . Publication link: 7c167c7b-3bed-4b83-a5fd-9704fe42357e
  • Higgs, R., Harris, J., Hodgkin, P., & Lobjoit, M. (1984). Gonorrhoea in a toddler: sexual abuse or accidental infection?Journal of Medical Ethics, 10(2), 91-93. . Publication link: 56fc756f-fc5f-46ff-ae41-b86b76f6e3a3
  • Harris, J. (1984). Arresting but misleading phrases.Journal of Medical Ethics, 10(3), 155-157. . Publication link: f0f783d8-a7cc-4f00-8ade-2f96f37af85c