Jonathan Pugh

jonathan pugh

Education

2014 DPhil in Philosophy, University of Oxford – Thesis Title: Rationality, Autonomy and Contemporary Bioethics

 

Career

Present Parfit-Radcliffe Richards Senior Research Fellow and Manager of Visitors Programmes for the Oxford Uehiro Centre, University of Oxford.
Feb 2017- Feb 2020 Wellcome Trust Society and Ethics Fellowship, leading a project entitled: ‘The Ethics of Novel Therapeutic Applications of Deep Brain Stimulation’, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford.
Oct 2016 - Jan 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy at The Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, on the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Mind and Machine’.
Sept 2014 - Oct 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy at The Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, on the Wellcome Trust funded project 'Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis'.

 

Pugh, Autonomy, Rationality & Contemporary Bioethics, Oxford University Press, 2020.
Pugh, ‘The United Kingdom’s Coronavirus Act, Deprivations of Liberty, and The Right to Liberty and Security of the Person’. Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 2020.
Pugh, and C Pugh. ‘Neurostimulation, Doping, and the Spirit of Sport’. Neuroethics, 2020. 
Pugh, ‘Clarifying the Normative Significance of “Personality Changes” Following Deep Brain Stimulation’. Science and Engineering Ethics, 18 March 2020 
Pugh, ‘No Going Back? Reversibility and Why It Matters for Deep Brain Stimulation’. Journal of Medical Ethics, 10 January 2019. 
Pugh, Pycroft, Maslen, Aziz, Savulescu. ‘Evidence-Based Neuroethics, Deep Brain Stimulation and Personality - Deflating, but Not Bursting, the Bubble’. Neuroethics, 2018.
Pugh, Kahane, and Savulescu, "Bio-Conservatism, Partiality, and The Human Nature Objection to Enhancement", The Monist, 99:4, 2017. 
Pugh, ‘Moral Bio-Enhancement, Freedom, Value and the Parity Principle’, Topoi, 12 April 2017, 1–14. 
Pugh, Maslen, and Savulescu, ‘Deep Brain Stimulation, Authenticity and Value’, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics; 26(4): 640-657, 2017.
Pugh & Maslen, 'Drugs That Make You Feel Bad’? Remorse-Based Mitigation and Neurointerventions', Criminal Law and Philosophy, 11:3, 2017. 
Pugh, Pugh, and Savulescu, ‘Exercise Prescription and the Doctor’s Duty of Non-Maleficence’, British Journal of Sports Medicine; 51:1555-1556, 2017
Pugh & Douglas, 'Justifications for Non-Consensual Medical Intervention: From Infectious Disease Control to Criminal Rehabilitation', Criminal Justice Ethics, 35:3, 2016.
Pugh, “Driven to Extinction? The Ethics of Eradicating Mosquitoes with Gene-Drive Technologies.” Journal of Medical Ethics, 42:578-581. 2016
Pugh, “Autonomy, Natality and Freedom: A Liberal Re-examination of Habermas in the Enhancement Debate”, Bioethics, Volume 29, Issue 3, 2015.
Pugh, “Ravines and Sugar Pills – Defending Deceptive Placebo Use”, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 40 (1): 83-101, 2015

 

Jonathan Pugh is a Parfit-Radcliffe Richards Senior Research Fellow and Manager of Visitors Programmes for the Oxford Uehiro Centre, University of Oxford. He recently led a Wellcome Trust funded project entitled "The Ethics of Novel Therapeutic Applications of Deep Brain Stimulation". His research interests lie primarily in issues concerning personal autonomy in practical ethics, particularly topics pertaining to informed consent. He has also written on the ethics of human embryonic stem cell research, criminal justice, human enhancement, and gene-editing.

Tutor for FHS papers in Practical Ethics and Moral Philosophy