Bioethics and the Hypothesis of Extended Health

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 28 (3):341-376 (2018)
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Nicolae Morar
University of Oregon
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Dominant views about the nature of health and disease in bioethics and the philosophy of medicine have presumed the existence of a fixed, stable, individual organism as the bearer of health and disease states, and as such, the appropriate target of medical therapy and ethical concern. However, recent developments in microbial biology, neuroscience, the philosophy of cognitive science, and social and personality psychology (Ickes...
Keywords bioethics  extended mind  human microbiome  social psychology  One Health  extended health
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DOI 10.1353/ken.2018.0020
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