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When is diminishment a form of enhancement? : rethinking the enhancement debate in biomedical ethics

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The enhancement debate in neuroscience and biomedical ethics tends to focus on the augmentation of certain capacities or functions: memory, learning, attention, and the like. Typically, the point of contention is whether these augmentative enhancements should be considered permissible for individuals with no particular “medical” disadvantage along any of the dimensions of interest. Less frequently addressed in the literature, however, is the fact that sometimes the diminishment of a ...

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10.3389/fnsys.2014.00012

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Research group:
Institute for Science and Ethics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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Kahane, G
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100705/Z/12/Z, WT087208MF
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Savulescu, J
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086041/Z/08/Z
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WT087208MF, 08604/Z/08/Z
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Frontiers Publisher's website
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Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience Journal website
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8
Pages:
Article 12
Publication date:
2014-02-01
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1662-5137
ISSN:
1662-5137
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English
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2015-01-23

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