Is cognitive enhancement harmful? Personal affectation and independent value points of view

Daniel Loewe

Abstract


The paper discusses criticisms against pharmacological cognitive enhancement from a liberal perspective. The criticisms point to the consequences of cognitive enhancement in third parties and in the agents, as well as in independent values. According to the article, these criticisms are not convincing. On the contrary, it argues that under certain assumptions there are good reasons in favor of free access to cognitive enhancement.

Keywords: pharmacological cognitive enhancement, harm on others, harm on the agents, independent values, liberalism.


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