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Moral enhancement

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Moral enhancements aim to morally improve a person, for example by increasing the frequency with which an individual does the right thing or acts from the right motives. Most of the applied ethics literature on moral enhancement focuses on moral bioenhancement – moral enhancement pursued through biomedical means – and considers examples such as the use of drugs to diminish aggression, suppress implicit racial biases, or amplify empathy.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5239-393X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6788-3608
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Series:
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Publication date:
2021-04-27
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1173993
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pubs:1173993
Deposit date:
2022-01-31

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