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Autonomy and enhancement

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Some have objected to human enhancement on the grounds that it violates the autonomy of the enhanced. These objections, however, overlook the interesting possibility that autonomy itself could be enhanced. How, exactly, to enhance autonomy is a difficult problem due to the numerous and diverse accounts of autonomy in the literature. Existing accounts of autonomy enhancement rely on narrow and controversial conceptions of autonomy. However, we identify one feature of autonomy common to many ma...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s12152-013-9189-5

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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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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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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G. Owen Schaefer
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Guy Kahane
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Julian Savulescu
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Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuroethics Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
123-136
Publication date:
2014-08-05
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1874-5504
ISSN:
1874-5490
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uuid:1d11e2d7-1d1c-4a8c-a86d-e65e67dab606
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ora:9764

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