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David Neil

David Neil

David Neil has been a philosophy lecturer at the University of Wollongong since 2005. Before that he lectured in both the Philosophy Department and the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University. His research interests broadly fall under the heading of applied ethics, with a particular focus in bioethics and ethical issues raised by new technologies.

David Neil reviews 'The Birth of Ethics: Reconstructing the role and nature of morality' by Philip Pettit, edited by Kinch Hoekstra with Michael Tomasello

May 2019, no. 411 22 April 2019
The Birth of Ethics is a remarkably ambitious and innovative work by one of Australia’s most eminent philosophers. It is the full-length statement of an argument originally set out in Philip Pettit’s 2015 Berkeley Tanner Lectures on Human Values. The aim of the book is to ‘offer an account of ethics … that makes sense of how we come to be an ethical species’. The extraordinary intellectu ... (read more)