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The harms of enhancement and the conclusive reasons view

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Many critics of bioenhancement go to considerable lengths to establish the existence of reasons against pursuing bioenhancements but do little to establish the absence of reasons in favor. This suggests that they accept what Allen Buchanan has called the conclusive reasons view (CRV). According to this view, our reasons against bioenhancement are obviously decisive, so there is no need to balance them against countervailing reasons. Buchanan criticizes the CRV by showing that the reasons most...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0963180114000218

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Thomas Douglas
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
1
Pages:
22-36
Publication date:
2015
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EISSN:
1469-2147
ISSN:
0963-1801
URN:
uuid:1be7fc15-63cc-46d1-ab3a-05f67618c9d1
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ora:10657

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