Confronting Existential Risks With Voluntary Moral Bioenhancement

Rakić, Vojin and Ćirković, Milan M. (2016) Confronting Existential Risks With Voluntary Moral Bioenhancement. Journal of Evolution and Technology, 26 (2). pp. 48-59. ISSN 1541-0099

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We outline an argument favoring voluntary moral bioenhancement as a response to existential risks humanity exposes itself to. We consider this type of enhancement a solution to the antithesis between the extinction of humanity and the imperative of humanity to survive at any cost (e.g., by adopting illiberal strategies). By opting for voluntary moral bioenhancement, we refrain from advocating illiberal or even totalitarian strategies that would allegedly help humanity preserve itself. We argue that such strategies, by encroaching upon the freedom of individuals, already inflict a degree of existential harm on human beings. We also give some pointers as to the desirable direction for morally enhanced post-personhood.

Item Type: Article
Institutional centre: Centre for philosophy
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2022 20:15
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 20:15

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