The Trouble With Moral Enhancement

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Inmaculada de Melo-Martin
Weill Cornell Medicine--Cornell University
Abstract
Proponents of moral enhancement believe that we should pursue and apply biotechnological means to morally enhance human beings, as failing to do so is likely to lead to humanity's demise. Unsurprisingly, these proposals have generated a substantial amount of debate about the moral permissibility of using such interventions. Here I put aside concerns about the permissibility of moral enhancement and focus on the conceptual and evidentiary grounds for the moral enhancement project. I argue that such grounds are quite precarious.
Keywords Moral enhancement  Bioethics
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DOI 10.1017/S1358246118000279
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