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Title: Neurological Enhancement: Cognitive and Mood Enhancement as Possible Threats to Things of Value
Authors: Carter, Jordan
Advisors: Frick, Johann
Contributors: Leslie, Sarah-Jane
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2016
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 68 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2016

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