SpringerBriefs in Ethics

Virtue Ethics and Human Enhancement

Authors: Fröding, Barbro

  • Covers the novel topic of human cognitive enhancement
  • Discusses how some key ideas in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, when interpreted pragmatically, can be a productive way to approach some hot issues in bioethics
  • Contributes to the current debate both by giving a short introduction to virtue ethics and by adding some interesting and novel perspectives on bioethics
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This book shows how pressing issues in bioethics – e.g. the ownership of biological material and human cognitive enhancement – successfully can be discussed with in a virtue ethics framework. This is not intended as a complete or exegetic account of virtue ethics. Rather, the aim here is to discuss how some key ideas in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, when interpreted pragmatically, can be a productive way to approach some hot issues in bioethics. In spite of being a very promising theoretical perspective virtue ethics has so far been underdeveloped both in bioethics and neuroethics and most discussions have been conducted in consequentialist and/or deontological terms. ​

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“This brief book is an argument for the compatibility between virtue ethics and human enhancements. … The purpose of this book is to contribute to the conversation on enhancements by introducing virtue ethics to present a new perspective on human enhancement. … the book addresses a topic in an important field, and provides a foundation for future discussion … . it is most appropriate for readers not yet well versed in the Aristotelian virtue ethics tradition.” (Emily K. Trancik, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)

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eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5672-4
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Softcover $49.95
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5671-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Virtue Ethics and Human Enhancement
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Ethics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5672-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5672-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-5671-7
Series ISSN
2211-8101
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 85
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