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Cognitive biases can affect moral intuitions about cognitive enhancement

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Research into cognitive biases that impair human judgment has mostly been applied to the area of economic decision-making. Ethical decision-making has been comparatively neglected. Since ethical decisions often involve very high individual as well as collective stakes, analyzing how cognitive biases affect them can be expected to yield important results. In this theoretical article, we consider the ethical debate about cognitive enhancement (CE) and suggest a number of cognitive biases that a...

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10.3389/fnsys.2014.00195

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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Savulescu, J
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086041/Z/08/Z
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Savulescu, J
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086041/Z/08/Z
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Faulmüller, N
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086041/Z/08/Z
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Funding agency for:
Faulmüller, N
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086041/Z/08/Z
Publisher:
Frontiers Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
OCT
Pages:
195
Publication date:
2014-10-01
Acceptance date:
2014-09-22
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EISSN:
1662-5137
ISSN:
1662-5137
Source identifiers:
485049
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English
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2014-11-05

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