Introduction: 15 Year of Discussion on Moral Enhancement

Authors

  • Sergio Filippo Magni University of Pavia
  • Elvio Baccarini University of Rijeka

Keywords:

Introduction, Moral Enhancement, Human Morality, Biotechnology

Abstract

Improvement in knowledge of the neurobiological bases of behavioural disposition with moral relevance have stimulated ethical reflection on the opportunity to employ biotechnological devices and resources to improve human morality (Clarke, Savulescu, Coady & Giubilini 2016). Discussion on biotechnological moral enhancement, as a separated issue from that of biotechnological cognitive human enhancement, has started after the publication of two seminal articles in 2008: “The Perils of Cognitive Enhancement and the Urgent Imperative to Enhance the Moral Character of Humanity” written by Ingmar Persson & Julian Savulescu, and “Moral Enhancement” written by Thomas Douglas.

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2024-01-24

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