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Reasons, reflection, and repugnance

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In the debate about the pros and cons of human enhancement, proponents of enhancement (so-called ‘liberals’) often accuse their opponents (so-called ‘conservatives’) of substituting emotion for reason. In this they are relying on an age-old dichotomy between reason and emotion that has a long popular and philosophical history. Plato’s picture of reason as the charioteer controlling the turbulent horses of the passions has had a significant influence (though its popular version ignores Plato’s...

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10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754855.003.0002

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University of Oxford
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Philosophy Faculty
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Ethics of Human Enhancement: Understanding the Debate
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2016-01-01
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9780198754855
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2017-10-17

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