The Moral Status of Cognitively Enhanced Monkeys and Other Novel Beings

@article{Arnason2021TheMS,
  title={The Moral Status of Cognitively Enhanced Monkeys and Other Novel Beings},
  author={Gardar Arnason},
  journal={Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics},
  year={2021},
  volume={30},
  pages={492 - 503}
}
  • G. Arnason
  • Published 10 June 2021
  • Biology
  • Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Abstract The discussion about the moral status of novel beings tends to focus on artificial intelligence, robots, and other man-made systems. We should, however, also consider a likelier kind of novel beings: animals that are genetically modified to develop human-like cognitive capabilities. This paper focuses on the possibility of conferring human characteristics on nonhuman primates (NHPs) in the context of neuroscientific research. It first discusses the use of NHPs for neuroscientific… 
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The implications for the moral status of cognitively enhanced NHPs, as well as the implications for other novel beings, are discussed.

Asking the Right Questions about Research with Nonhuman Primates

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It is argued that general questions about the permissibility of NHP research are neither fruitful nor useful for future neuroethics unless they are made more specific, and that the question of the appropriate ethical framework and what kind of research this framework would allow can be answered in a more differentiated way.

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