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With cognitive enhancement comes great responsibility?

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Although drugs that enhance the cognition of ‘healthy’ individuals (e.g. methylphenidate and modafinil) have received attention from ethicists and philosophers, little research has focused on the concrete opportunities they present for particular groups in society. Recent policy discussion has gone as far as suggesting there may be a moral obligation for individuals in high-risk professions (e.g. surgeons, pilots) to take enhancers. This chapter outlines a theoretical framework and methodolog...

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10.1007/978-3-319-17308-5_7

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology

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Pages:
121-138
Host title:
Responsible Innovation 2 - Concepts, Approaches, and Applications
Publication date:
2015-05-05
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uuid:5d21b38f-bc19-49f4-862d-7e1f0a2c8f74
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449040
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pubs:449040
ISBN:
978-3-319-17307-8

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