Cognitive Enhancement, Rational Choice and Justification
This paper examines the claims in the debate on cognitive enhancement in neuroethics that society wide pressure to enhance can be expected in the near future. The author uses rational choice modeling…
Neuroenhancements in the Military: A Mixed-Method Pilot Study on Attitudes of Staff Officers to Ethics and Rules
- Political ScienceNeuroethics
Utilising science and technology to maximize human performance is often an essential feature of military activity. This can often be focused on mission success rather than just the welfare of the…
Social Justice Theories as the Basis for Public Policy on Psychopharmacological Cognitive Enhancement
- PsychologyCanadian Journal of Bioethics
Psychopharmacological cognitive enhancements could lead to a higher quality of life of healthy individuals with lower cognitive capacities, but the current regulatory framework does not seem to…
The Socio-Political Roles of Neuroethics and the Case of Klotho
- PhilosophyAJOB neuroscience
Klotho, the supposed “longevity protein,” is taken as a modern neuroethics case to exemplify the obstacles faced in securing neuroethic legitimacy and how the Rawlsian framework may be applied to handle cases such as this.
Use of Cognitive Enhancers by Portuguese Medical Students: Do Academic Challenges Matter?
- MedicineActa medica portuguesa
Studying drugtaking behaviors in medical students and young doctors is relevant for public health and medical education, since they will soon be in charge of drugs prescription and ethical and medical concerns raised by off label consumption of prescription drugs for cognitive enhancement purposes must be openly addressed.
Limitless? Imaginaries of cognitive enhancement and the labouring body
This article seeks to situate pharmacological cognitive enhancement as part of a broader relationship between cultural understandings of the body-brain and the political economy. It is the body of…
The Epistemology of Cognitive Enhancement.
- PhilosophyThe Journal of medicine and philosophy
It is shown how the cognitive achievement account of cognitive enhancement proposed here fits snugly with recent active externalist approaches (e.g., extended cognition) in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science.
Implications of the Inverted U Phenomenon for the Bioethical Principle of Justice in the Context of Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement
Neither Licit nor Illicit
- PsychologyContemporary Drug Problems
Cognition enhancers—drugs used to enhance cognition in healthy people—have generated a substantial amount of debate in the academic literature. In these debates, cognition enhancers are considered to…
Bottom Up Ethics - Neuroenhancement in Education and Employment
In-depth public engagement activities in ten European countries giving a bottom-up perspective on the ethics and desirability of enhancement were drawn, suggesting that for many neuroenhancement is viewed simultaneously as a source of both promise and concern.
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