Voluntary moral enhancement and the survival-at-any-cost bias

Rakić, Vojin (2014) Voluntary moral enhancement and the survival-at-any-cost bias. Journal of Medical Ethics, 40 (4). pp. 246-250. ISSN 0306-6800

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I discuss the argument of Persson and Savulescu that moral enhancement ought to accompany cognitive enhancement, as well as briefly addressing critiques of this argument, notably by John Harris. I argue that Harris, who believes that cognitive enhancement is largely sufficient for making us behave more morally, might be disposing too easily of the great quandary of our moral existence: the gap between what we do and what we believe is morally right to do. In that regard, Persson and Savulescu’s position has the potential to offer more. However, I question Persson and Savulescu’s proposal of compulsory moral enhancement (a conception they used to promote), proposing the alternative of voluntary moral enhancement.

Item Type: Article
Institutional centre: Centre for philosophy
Depositing User: Srđan Jurlina
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2023 13:21
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2023 13:21
URI: http://iriss.idn.org.rs/id/eprint/1986

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