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Enhancement and civic virtue

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Opponents of biomedical enhancement frequently adopt what Allen Buchanan has called the Personal Goods Assumption. On this assumption, the benefits of biomedical enhancement will accrue primarily to those individuals who undergo enhancements, not to wider society. Buchanan has argued that biomedical enhancements might in fact have substantial social benefits by increasing productivity. We outline another way in which enhancements might benefit wider society: by augmenting civic virtue and thu...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.5840/soctheorpract201440330

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University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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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
Role:
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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
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Guy Kahane
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Julian Savulescu
Publisher:
Philosophy Documentation Center Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Theory and Practice Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
3
Pages:
499–527
Publication date:
2014-07-05
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EISSN:
2154-123X
ISSN:
0037-802X
URN:
uuid:a095e122-1604-45ea-a7e8-7958273d998d
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ora:9784

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