Rethinking Cognitive Enhancement

Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press (2017)
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This book critically explores and analyses the scientific and ethical debates surrounding cognitive enhancers. Including contributions from neuroscientists, neuropsychopharmacologists, ethicists, philosophers, public health professionals, and policy researchers, the book offers a multidisciplinary, critical consideration of this topic.



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This introductory chapter presents the objectives and structure of the volume and a short presentation of each chapter. The main objective of the book is to present evidence from neuroscientific and neurocognitive research to critically appraise the concept of human cognitive enhancement b... see more

The ethical debate on human enhancement and cognitive enhancement by way of biotechnologies

This chapter presents an overview of the main issues in the ethical debate on the use of biotechnologies to enhance human functioning, including cognitive enhancement technologies. In this debate, one can distinguish between favorable views and cautious and prohibitive positions about huma... see more

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