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The duty to be morally enhanced

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We have a duty to try to develop and apply safe and cost-effective means to increase the probability that we shall do what we morally ought to do. It is here argued that this includes biomedical means of moral enhancement, that is, pharmaceutical, neurological or genetic means of strengthening the central moral drives of altruism and a sense of justice. Such a strengthening of moral motivation is likely to be necessary today because common-sense morality having its evolutionary origin in smal...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s11245-017-9475-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
St Cross College
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Topoi Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
7–14
Publication date:
2017-04-12
Acceptance date:
2017-03-22
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EISSN:
1572-8749
ISSN:
0167-7411
Pubs id:
pubs:686697
URN:
uri:2b55281e-f0b7-43f5-89a2-519f41f957e1
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uuid:2b55281e-f0b7-43f5-89a2-519f41f957e1
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pubs:686697

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