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The irrelevance of a moral right to privacy for biomedical moral enhancement

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In opposition to what we claimed in Unfit for the Future, Jan Christoph Bublitz argues that people have a right to privacy which stands in the way of the use of biomedical moral enhancement. We reply that it is not clear that he has understood what we mean by a right to privacy, that we were speaking of moral and not a legal right to privacy, and that we take a moral right to privacy to be a right against others that they don’t acquire (and sustain) certain (true) beliefs about us. This is co...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1007/s12152-017-9343-6

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Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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Department:
St Cross College
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuroethics Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
35–37
Publication date:
2017-08-24
Acceptance date:
2017-05-21
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EISSN:
1874-5504
ISSN:
1874-5490
Pubs id:
pubs:725773
URN:
uri:1e53a4b3-97ef-4481-8a57-5613c0d73f03
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uuid:1e53a4b3-97ef-4481-8a57-5613c0d73f03
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pubs:725773

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