John Keown

John Keown MA (Cantab) DPhil (Oxon) PhD (Cantab) DCL (Oxon) holds the Rose Kennedy Chair in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Cambridge. The second edition of his book Euthanasia, Ethics and Public Policy, acclaimed as ‘the classic text’ on the issue, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. His surname is pronounced like that of the former Arsenal and England footballer.

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Physician-Assisted Suicide

Download Publication Online Reader A new report by Policy Exchange slams the ‘flawed’ Parliamentary debate on assisted dying and urges Parliament to show caution and restraint in this matter. Written by Professor John Keown, one of the world’s leading ethicists, the report warns that the law in Canada provides ‘a revealing and ongoing illustration of the slippery slope’, and argues that legalising assisted dying for the terminally ill could and […]

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