Saturday, October 15, 2016

Latest from Oderberg

David Oderberg’s new paper “Further clarity on cooperation and morality” appears in the Journal of Medical Ethics.  See also his guest post at the Journal of Medical Ethics blog.

A talk by Oderberg on the theme “The Great Unifier: Form and the Unity of the Organism” can be viewed at YouTube.

Oderberg was recently named as one of the top 50 most influential living philosophers.

Oderberg recently spoke at the University of Buckingham on the theme “Freedom of Dissociation?” and will be a speaker at the 2017 Dominican Colloquium in Berkeley.


  1. The sound in the video is not very good sadly. I can't understand prof. Oderberg very well.

  2. “The Great Unifier: Form and the Unity of the Organism”

    Thank God someone has finally the sense to point out the obvious in public. Why we tolerate alleged "intellectuals" getting away with calling, e.g., a fetus a "lump of tissue" or a 'lump of cells' is beyond me. Such people need to be asked to leave the premises and go back to their lump of bricks and wood.

  3. Thanks for posting this! This talk is directly relevant to my current research paper.

  4. I am glad Prof Oderberg is on that list. I think he deserves to be there. I'll need to check out the others.

  5. Wow, what an article.

    I will be reading whatever I can lay my hands on written by Prof. Oderberg. Not much available via Kindle.

    Thank you for the referral.

  6. Regarding the paper - I am surprised that this kind of "religious and moral philosophy" is not more a part of the legal jargon. Was it really such a novelty?

    I remember attending a conference on whether it was permissible to use a vaccine developed using human embryos. The terms proximate and remote were used to specify the degree of cooperation with evil involved in taking the vaccine. The bishop who was giving the talk said that in his opinion, it was remote cooperation with evil (at least I think that was how he phrased it).

    It makes me wonder what other frameworks exist that help define that fine line between cooperating directly with evil and not.


  7. Heads up.

    Democrat establishment went to war with the Church.

    God bringing down their 'house of cards'.

    Could get really, really huge. Bigger than Watergate. Affect not only US elections but even world.

    1. Timocrates, Unfortunately, a large percentage of Democrat voters are atheists and the rest don't give a damn about any church as long as they get their Obamaphones.

  8. You sound deranged.

  9. The White House is Down:

    The Obamas now discredited.

    Wonder who is actually going to campaign for Hillary now, as she doesn't bother much.

    Get this info to Bernie supporters. Mass and systemic vote rigging by establishment insiders. How can Bernie support this?

    If Bernie doesn't dump dear grandma Clinton, then he will never have a chance.



    "[Obama's spokesman] wouldn't, however, address the question of why a felon was allowed to visit the White House 342 times."


  11. Stupidest.

    I have to agree with the "deranged" verdict

  12. I think it's great that Oderberg wrote his "Further Clarity" article after being cited by Alito in Hobby Lobby. This kind of guidance is exactly what a Catholic public philosophy should offer (and hasn't for so long). I really hope Alito sees it