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Profile: Alexandre Erler (Université de Montréal)
  1. Alexandre Erler (2013). ADHD and Stimulant Drug Treatment: What Can the Children Teach Us? Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (6):357-358.
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  2. Alexandre Erler (2012). One Man's Authenticity is Another Man's Betrayal: A Reply to Levy. Journal of Applied Philosophy 29 (3):257-265.
    This article responds to Neil Levy's recent suggestion that: (1) the use of pharmaceutical enhancers can be understood as promoting our authenticity, no matter which of the two main contemporary conceptions of authenticity we adopt; and that (2) we do not need to decide between these two rival models (the ‘self-discovery’ and the ‘self-creation’ conception) in order to assess the common worry that enhancements will undermine our authenticity. Levy's core argument is based on a comparison between cases of people with (...)
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  3. Alexandre Erler (2011). Does Memory Modification Threaten Our Authenticity? Neuroethics 4 (3):235-249.
    One objection to enhancement technologies is that they might lead us to live inauthentic lives. Memory modification technologies (MMTs) raise this worry in a particularly acute manner. In this paper I describe four scenarios where the use of MMTs might be said to lead to an inauthentic life. I then undertake to justify that judgment. I review the main existing accounts of authenticity, and present my own version of what I call a “true self” account (intended as a complement, rather (...)
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