Confining ‘Disenhanced’ Animals

  title={Confining ‘Disenhanced’ Animals},
  author={John Hadley},
  • J. Hadley
  • Published 30 March 2012
  • Philosophy
  • NanoEthics
Drawing upon evolutionary theory and the work of Daniel Dennett and Nicholas Agar, I offer an argument for broadening discussion of the ethics of disenhancement beyond animal welfare concerns to a consideration of animal “biopreferences”. Short of rendering animals completely unconscious or decerebrate, it is reasonable to suggest that disenhanced animals will continue to have some preferences. To the extent that these preferences can be understood as what Agar refers to as “plausible… 
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