Why is cognitive enhancement deemed unacceptable? The role of fairness, deservingness, and hollow achievements
We ask why pharmacological cognitive enhancement (PCE) is generally deemed morally unacceptable by lay people. Our approach to this question has two core elements. First, we employ an interdisciplinary perspective, using philosophical rationales as base for generating psychological models. Second, by testing these models we investigate how different normative judgements on PCE are related to each other.
Based on an analysis of the relevant philosophical literature, we derive two psy...Expand abstract
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- Faber, Savulescu and Douglas
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