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On the Relevance of Experimental Philosophy to Neuroethics (Preprint)

Browning, Heather and Veit, Walter (2021) On the Relevance of Experimental Philosophy to Neuroethics (Preprint). [Preprint]

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Abstract

In recent years we have seen an explosion of scholarship within the field of neuroethics – a subdiscipline of bioethics concerned with the ethical challenges raised by advances in neuroscience and the development of new neurotechnologies. While some, such as Parens and Johnston (2007), have challenged the idea that neuroethics is a unique sub-discipline with its own special problems, we see neuroethics as made importantly distinct from the general questions of bioethics through the complex relationship of our brains to our personal identity, making us who we are. New neurotechnologies can thus not only substantially improve wellbeing, but radically change our cognitive limitations and even our personalities themselves. It is therefore unsurprising that much of neuroethics is concerned with determining the ethical challenges new technologies raise for considerations such as autonomy, privacy, and equality, and how to weigh these against one another.


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Item Type: Preprint
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Browning, Heatherheather.browning@anu.edu.au0000-0003-1554-7052
Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Keywords: neuroethics; experimental philosophy; xphi; bioethics
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Social Psychology
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Mr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2021 03:46
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2021 03:46
Item ID: 19733
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Social Psychology
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19733

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