On normative judgments and ethics
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Recent rapid technological and medical advance has more than ever before brought to the fore a spectrum of problems broadly categorized under the umbrella of ‘ethics of human enhancement’. Some of the most contentious issues are typified well by the arguments put forward in a recent article on human cognitive enhancement authored by Garasic and Lavazza. Herein I analyse someof the assumptions made in their work and highlight important flaws. In particular I address the problems associated with the distinction between‘treatment’ and ‘enhancement’, and ‘natural’ vs. ‘non-natural’ therapies.
Arandelovic , O 2016 , ' On normative judgments and ethics ' BMC Medical Ethics , vol 17 , 75 . DOI: 10.1186/s12910-016-0155-8
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