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  1.  6
    The Neuroethics of Agency: The Problem of Attributing Mental States to People with Disorders of Consciousness.Marco Azevedo & Bianca Andrade - 2021 - [email protected]: An International Journal for Moral Philosophy 20 (1).
    How can we be certain that another creature is a conscious being? One path is to rely on introspective reports we can grasp in communication or observation of their behavior. Another path is to infer mentality and consciousness by means of markers tied to their intentional behavior, that is, agency. In this paper we will argue that even if agency is a marker of consciousness in several normal instances, it is not a good marker in several pathological instances, such as (...)
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    For an Immanent Critique of a Neoliberal Form of Life.Bárbara Buril & Alessandro Pinzani - 2021 - [email protected]: An International Journal for Moral Philosophy 20 (1).
    This paper departs from the assumption that the critique of neoliberalism should not restrict itself to a criticism of an economic project. Another possible criticism of neoliberalism consists of a critique of how this specific form of life forms subjects. In this paper, we argue that a critique of a form of life is only justified in a reasonable way if it starts from the experiences of suffering produced by this form of life. As we will show, we must criticise (...)
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  3. The Limits of the Neuroscience of Moral Responsibility.Daniel de Vasconcelos Costa - 2021 - [email protected]: An International Journal for Moral Philosophy 20 (1).
    The findings of the neuroscientist Benjamin Libet are among the most discussed in moral philosophy. They present a clear challenge to the notion of intentional action as a consciously chosen action. According to them, the awareness of the decision to act by the subjects of his studies came only after the moment of preparedness of the action in our brains, called “readiness potential”. Many, including Libet, saw these results as an evidence that we do not have free will nor moral (...)
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  4. From the Necessity of Being Human to the Possibility of Pursuing a Good Life: Cognitive Enhancement and the Emergence of Personhood.Giovana Lopes & Brunello Stancioli - 2021 - [email protected]: An International Journal for Moral Philosophy 20 (1).
    Throughout human history, cognition enhancement has not only been a constant, but also imperative for our species evolution and well-being. However, philosophical assumptions that enhancing cognition by biomedical means goes against some immutable human nature, combined with the lack of conclusive data about its use on healthy individuals and long-term effects, can sometimes result in prohibitive approaches. In this context, the authors seek to demonstrate that cognition enhancement, whether by “natural” or biotechnological means, is essential to the emergence of personhood, (...)
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    Non-Natural Natural Law: Bridging the Gap Between Aristotle and Ross.Richard Playford - 2021 - [email protected]: An International Journal for Moral Philosophy 20 (1).
    Aristotelianism is often considered to be a version of naturalism. As a result, non-naturalism is often considered to be incompatible with Aristotelianism. In this paper, I will show that the Aristotelian can actually accept much of what the non-naturalist wants to say. I will show that the Aristotelian can accept a non-natural account of the good, need not be concerned by G. E. Moore’s Open Question Argument and that, as long as we carefully consider and define our terms, they can (...)
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    The Role of Nature in the Self-Ownership Proviso.Lamont Rodgers - 2021 - [email protected]: An International Journal for Moral Philosophy 20 (1).
    Eric Mack defends a version of John Locke’s proviso. Mack applies his proviso to original appropriations, uses, and systems of private property. His proviso precludes severely disabling the world-interactive powers of others. Mack specifically warns against using concrete features of the natural world as a baseline for determine whether the proviso has been violated. While his proviso is plausible, I argue that he cannot. eschew employing the receptivity of the natural, unowned world to the extent that he suggests. We cannot (...)
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  7. Ethical Recommendations for Music Therapy in Neurorehabilitation: Impure a Priori Foundations and Transpersonal Holism.Tristan Guillermo Torriani - 2021 - [email protected]: An International Journal for Moral Philosophy 20 (1).
    Music therapy has been proven useful in the treatment of a wide range of disorders, even if often in only an auxiliary role. Its use for patients requiring neurological rehabilitation is rather recent and its effectiveness has been assessed both qualitatively and quantitatively. Practitioners must undergo rigorous training to obtain certification and must be able to combine a high level of therapeutic and artistic skills. As members of multidisciplinary teams, music therapists are expected to justify their participation by employing the (...)
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