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The reversal test, status quo bias, and opposition to human cognitive enhancement

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Bostrom and Ord’s reversal test has been appealed to by many philosophers to substantiate the charge that preferences for status quo options are motivated by status quo bias. I argue that their characterization of the reversal test needs to be modified, and that their description of the burden of proof it imposes needs to be clarified. I then argue that there is a way to meet that burden of proof which Bostrom and Ord fail to recognize. I also argue that the range of circumstances in which th...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/00455091.2016.1176982

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5692-0031
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Online Publisher's website
Journal:
Canadian Journal of Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
3
Pages:
369-386
Publication date:
2016-04-28
Acceptance date:
2016-04-07
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EISSN:
1911-0820
ISSN:
0045-5091
Pubs id:
pubs:983878
URN:
uri:f0a80106-3665-426b-bf15-f1f0358d405a
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uuid:f0a80106-3665-426b-bf15-f1f0358d405a
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pubs:983878

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