Integration of cognitive and moral enhancement

Filozofija I Društvo 23 (2):91-103 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX


I will discuss four major perspectives on cognitive enhancement and morality: 1) cognitive enhancement is morally impermissible because humans are not supposed to alter what God has ordained or nature has shaped; 2) cognitive enhancement is our moral duty, because a cognitively upgraded human is a better human; 3) cognitive enhancement is morally permissible only if it is preceded by moral enhancement; 4) cognitive enhancement is morally permissible only if it is a means to moral enhancement. I shall argue that the first three perspectives are less cogent than the fourth. The fourth perspective integrates cognitive and moral enhancement into one whole. I will denote it by E.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,150

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Moral enhancement and freedom.John Harris - 2010 - Bioethics 25 (2):102-111.
Moral enhancement.Thomas Douglas - 2008 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (3):228-245.
The perils of moral enhancement.Aleksandar Dobrijevic - 2012 - Filozofija I Društvo 23 (2):104-110.
Cognitive Enhancement: Methods, Ethics, Regulatory Challenges. [REVIEW]Nick Bostrom - 2009 - Science and Engineering Ethics 15 (3):311-341.
The current debate: (C+M) E and ultimate harm.Vojin Rakic - 2012 - Filozofija I Društvo 23 (4):87-96.
Cognitive disability and cognitive enhancement.Jeff Mcmahan - 2009 - Metaphilosophy 40 (3-4):582-605.
Should we enhance animals?S. Chan - 2009 - Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (11):678-683.
The myth of the moral enhancement: Back to the future?Veselin Mitrovic - 2012 - Filozofija I Društvo 23 (2):111-123.


Added to PP

27 (#591,649)

6 months
4 (#796,002)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references