Eric Cohen

Adjunct Fellow

Eric Cohen is an Adjunct Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, as well as a member of EPPC’s board of directors.

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Eric Cohen is an Adjunct Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, as well as a member of EPPC’s board of directors.

Mr. Cohen is the executive director of the Tikvah Fund and the publisher of the Jewish Review of Books and of Jewish Ideas Daily. He is also editor-at-large of The New Atlantis, EPPC’s quarterly journal about the ethical, political, and social implications of modern science and technology, having served as editor of the journal from its founding until February 2007. His articles and essays have been published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers.

He is the author of In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology (2008) and co-editor (with William Kristol) of The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (2002). He was previously managing editor of The Public Interest and served as a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics. He was also a Phillips Foundation Fellow (2001) and a Fulbright Scholar (2000).

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Conservative Bioethics and the Search for Wisdom

Eric Cohen

Outside the conference room at the American Enterprise Institute, the nation’s preeminent conservative think tank, two books were recently on…

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Orphans by Design

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“Orphan” is one of those words that seems old-fashioned to modern ears — a word that evokes abject poverty in…

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First Things / December 1, 2005

Debating Human Enhancement

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EPPC Fellow and New Atlantis editor Eric Cohen recently particpated in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. sponsored by Reason…

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Reason Online / January 2, 2006

Older & Wiser?

Eric Cohen

The first issue of The Weekly Standard appeared in September 1995, partway through the Clinton administration, and less than a year after…

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Frist’s Stem Cell Capitulation

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With his Friday speech on the Senate floor announcing his support for federal funding of new embryonic stem cell research,…

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The Real Meaning of Genetics

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For years, commentators and experts have looked to the genetic future with fear and trembling or euphoria and optimism. But…

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Unorthodox Endorsement

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With all the disagreements within modern Judaism, embryonic-stem-cell research is an area of remarkable moral and theological consensus. Judaism is…

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National Review Online / May 24, 2005

Go Forth and Replicate

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CONSCIENCE IS A SLIPPERY THING. In 2001, during the first few months of the Bush presidency, America engaged in a…

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A Jewish-Catholic Bioethics?

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The term “Judeo-Christian” has entered our civic vocabulary for good reason. On many of the deepest issues of human life—the…

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Where Have All The Children Gone?

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Fewer, Ben J. Wattenberg (Ivan R. Dee, 256 pp. $24.95) The Empty Cradle, Phillip Longman (Basic Books, 288 pp. $26.00)…

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What Living Wills Won’t Do

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IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE Terri Schiavo case, it seems clear that most Americans are uncomfortable at the prospect of…

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How Liberalism Failed Terri Schiavo

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THE STORY OF TERRI SCHIAVO is both peculiar in its details and paradigmatic in its meaning. The legal twists, political…

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