Just like Bogart said to Becall in Casablanca, “We’ll Always Have Paris.” In our goal to expand the circle of our bioethics and neuroethics communities, we are always looking for ways we can bring Paris to you and bring you to Paris.  That quest has prompted a re-imagining of our annual meetings to be not only banquets to be enjoyed in Paris, but also moveable feasts that can be savored anywhere.  Our meeting formats include virtual debates on challenging issues with leading figures in the field, onsite current international research projects, and prerecorded presentations to be accessed throughout the meetings and beyond.


CAMBRIDGE QUARTERLY OF HEALTHCARE ETHICS, serves as an international forum addressing the increasingly complex challenges of biology, medicine and healthcare.

Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

Vol 31, No 2, April, 2022


Special Section: Common Morality

Editorial: Common and Uncommon Moralities in Bioethics: Yet Another Final Countdown

Matti Häyry and Tuija Takala

Common Morality Principles in Biomedical Ethics: Responses to Critics

James F. Childress and Tom L. Beauchamp

Another Defence of Common Morality

Ruth Macklin

How to Deal with Counter-Examples to Common Morality Theory: A Surprising Result

Peter Herissone-Kelly

What is the foundation of medical ethics – Common morality, professional norms, or moral philosophy?

Søren Holm

Principles and Duties: A Critique of Common Morality Theory

Robert Baker

The Uncommon Ethics of the Medical Profession: A Response to My Critics

Rosamond Rhodes

Covid 19 and Beyond: The Need for Copathy and Impartial Advisers

Matti Häyry

Mary Anne Warren and the Boundaries of the Moral Community

Timothy Furlan

Rethinking the Ethics of Pandemic Rationing: Egalitarianism and Avoiding Wrongs

Alex James Miller Tate

Department and Columns


Dissecting Bioethics

Covid_19: Another Look at Solidarity

Matti Hayry

Foundation of Research Ethics

What Should Engagement in Health Research Look Like? Perspectives from People with Lived Experience, Members of the Public, and Engagement Managers

Bridget Pratt

CQ Review

Malignant: How Bad Policy and Bad Evidence Harm People with Cancer, by Vinay Prasad, Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.

Anya Plutynski

CLINICAL NEUROETHICS  is CQ’s annual issue devoted to key issues and questions that are directly relevant to the translation of the brain sciences in clinical medicine and their related application in law and public life.  

Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

Volume 30, Number 4, October 2021


Guest Editorial: Brain Organoids and Consciousness:

Late Night Musings inspired by Lewis Thomas

Joseph J. Fins

Introducing the “Great Debates”

Thomasine Kushner and Gil Palchik


Does the Mind Need a Body?

Alex McKeown and David Lawrence

Should Cerebral Organoids be Used for Research if They Have the Capacity for Consciousness?

Henry Greely and Karola V Kreitmair

Should We Use Technology to Merge Minds? 

John Danaher and Sven Nyholm


Socrates in the fMRI Scanner: The Neurofoundations of Morality and the Challenge to Ethics

Jon Rueda 

Well-Being After Severe Brain Injury: What Counts as Good Recovery?

Mackenzie Graham and Lorina Naci  

Trading Vulnerabilities: Living with Parkinson’s Disease before and after Deep Brain Stimulation

Sara Goering, Anna Wexler and Eran Klein  

‘When the Music’s Over’ then ‘Dancing with a Partner Will Help You Find the Beat’

Grant Gillett and Mary Butler  

The Birth of Naloxone: an Intellectual History of an Ambivalent Opioid

Laura Kolbe and Joseph J. Fins

Goldwater After Trump

 Jacob M. Appel and Akaela Michels-Gualtieri

Cyberbiosecurity: An Emerging Field That Has Ethical Implications for Clinical Neuroscience  

Dov Greenbaum

Closed-Loop Brain Devices in Offender Rehabilitation: Autonomy, Human Rights, and Accountability

Sjors Ligthart, Tijs Kooijmans, Thomas Douglas, and  Gerben Meynen

Some Mythological Issues in Neuroethics: The Case of Responsibility and Psychopathy

Luca Malatesti and John McMillan

Limitations Using Neuroimaging to Reconstruct Mental State after a Crime

Michael J. Vitacco, Alynda M. Randolph, Rebecca J. Nelson Aguiar, Megan L. Porter Staats

Lady Justice

Zaev Suskin

Departments and Columns


Symptoms of Consciousness

Where Science Meets Story: Notes from An Extended Field Trip

Robert A. Burton


The Spark

Truth Be Damned


Cambridge Elements are a new concept in academic publishing and scholarly communication, combining the best features of books and journals. Regularly updated and conceived from the start for a digital environment, they provide a dynamic reference resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners.  The Bioethics and Neuroethics series provides focused and comprehensive coverage in both disciplines consisting of foundational topics, current subjects under discussion and views toward future developments. 

Roles of Justice in Bioethics

Matti Häyry

Coming soon


Meet the Person behind the Name

Conversations, stories and personal experiences that introduce the personal side of leaders in the field that impact their work and influenced their career path. 

The Accidental Professor
John Harris

Constructive Disappointment and Disbelief: Building a Career in Neuroethics

Joseph J. Fins

It Is Hard to Get There without a Guide How I Came to a Career in Bioethics
Arthur Caplan

My Path to Bioethics

Tom L. Beauchamp

  How I Lost—Or Found?–My Way In Bioethics
Daniel Callahan