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Jan Deckers

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Jan Deckers’ Work:
– Animal Ethics:
– Published articles on ethical issues of human consumption of animal products.
– Explored connections with harm to animals, climate change, and zoonoses.
– Addressed ethics of in-vitro flesh and creating animals with decreased pain sensitivity.
– Advocated for moral veganism and the vegan project.
– Critiqued positions of other scholars like Cochrane, Francione, Nussbaum, and Singer.
– Reproductive Ethics and Embryo Research:
– Analyzed the debate on stem cell research, cloning, and abortion law in Great Britain.
– Engaged with Judith Jarvis Thomson’s thought experiment on abortion.
– Advocated for a radical overhaul of abortion law in England and Wales.
– Ethics of Genetics:
– Analyzed views of scientists and non-scientists on genetic engineering.
– Key paper in the debate on ethics of GM crops.
– Explored the moral significance of the (un)natural in genetic engineering.
– Developed teaching case in human genetics.
– Critically assessed Whitehead’s teleological understanding of natural entities.
– Other Work:
– Engaged with Newcastle Fairness Commission’s report on fairness.
– Published on ethics related to artificial intelligence.
– Academic and Wider Recognition:
– Received Honourable Mention 2004 Mark S. Ehrenreich Prize for Healthcare Ethics Research.
– Awarded Society and Ethics grant from the Wellcome Trust.
– Received grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation for ethics of artificial intelligence.
– Contributed to popular literature and media.

Vegetarianism Advocates:
Carol J. Adams.
William Alcott.
– Ernest Bell.
Rynn Berry.
Henry S. Clubb.

Health Benefits of Vegetarianism:
– Lower risk of heart disease.
– Reduced incidence of certain cancers.
– Improved weight management.
– Better control of blood sugar levels.
– Lower blood pressure.

Vegetarianism Literature:
– ‘What is Vegetarianism?’ (1886).
– ‘Shelleys Vegetarianism’ (1891).
– ‘Behind the Scenes in Slaughter-Houses’ (1892).
– ‘Why I Am a Vegetarian’ (1895).
– ‘Figs or Pigs?’ by Carol J. Adams.

Notable Figures in Vegetarianism:
Ellen G. White.
– Howard Williams.
– James Simpson.
Francis William Newman.
– Valluvar.
– Celebrity Advocates for Vegetarianism:
Nava Atlas.
Mayim Bialik.
Gypsy Boots.
Kathleen Keen Zolber.

Jan Deckers (Wikipedia)

Jan Deckers (born 1970) works in bioethics at Newcastle University. His work revolves mainly around three topics: animal ethics, reproductive ethics and embryo research, and ethics of genetics.

Jan Deckers
Born1970 (age 53–54)
OccupationMoral philosopher
EmployerNewcastle University
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