Bioenhancement of morality

Bioenhancement of morality Med Health Care and Philos (2017) 20:289–290 DOI 10.1007/s11019-017-9791-0 EDITORIAL 1 2 Bert Gordijn  · Henk ten Have   Published online: 14 July 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 In the last 10  years the idea of enhancing morality with that this claim is not very challenging: without biological medical means has been the subject matter of some aca- organisms there is nothing that could be moral. The idea demic debate. This technological approach to moral of disembodied morality floating around, unconnected to improvement is predicated on a number of suppositions. biological life seems problematic indeed. However, a more We are mentioning just four suppositions without any informative version of the substrate view would need more ambition of being exhaustive. The first hypothesis is that specifications than this. Would it, for example, only allow morality has a biological substrate. The second is that unidirectional causation from the biological to the moral the relationship between morality and its biological sub- level of an individual organism? Or would it tolerate bidi- strate can be known in sufficient detail to suggest potential rectional causal relations between the biology and moral- pathways whereby the latter could be changed in order to ity of an individual? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Medicine, Health Care & Philosophy" Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Subject
Philosophy; Ethics; Medical Law; Theory of Medicine/Bioethics; Philosophy of Medicine; Philosophy of Biology
ISSN
1386-7423
eISSN
1572-8633
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11019-017-9791-0
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