Integration of cognitive and moral enhancement

Rakić, Vojin (2012) Integration of cognitive and moral enhancement. Filozofija i društvo, 23 (2). pp. 91-103. ISSN 0353-5738 eISSN 2334-8577

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I will discuss four major perspectives on cognitive enhancement and morality: 1) cognitive enhancement is morally impermissible because humans are not supposed to alter what God has ordained or nature has shaped; 2) cognitive enhancement is our moral duty, because a cognitively upgraded human is a better human; 3) cognitive enhancement is morally permissible only if it is preceded by moral enhancement; 4) cognitive enhancement is morally permissible only if it is a means to moral enhancement. I shall argue that the first three perspectives are less cogent than the fourth. The fourth perspective integrates cognitive and moral enhancement into one whole. I will denote it by (C+M) E.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: four perspectives, (C+m) e, integration of enhancement, četiri stanovišta, (K+M) P, integrisanje poboljšanja.
Institutional centre: Centre for philosophy
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2022 07:47
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2022 07:47

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