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Neurological Enhancement: Cognitive and Mood Enhancement as Possible Threats to Things of Value

Author/​Artist:
Carter, Jordan [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Frick, Johann [Browse]
Contributor(s):
Leslie, Sarah-Jane [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year:
2016
Description:
68 pages
Summary note:
This thesis examines various ethical implications of neurological enhancement—the use of biotechnical means to make the brain “better than well.” I argue that cognitive and mood enhancement can threaten important things of value. Specifically, cognitive enhancement erodes the need for perseverance as resilience, and mood enhancement exposes individuals with certain character traits to harmful pressures.