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Cognitive Enhancement: Ethical and Policy Implications in International Perspectives

Fabrice Jotterand and Veljko Dubljevic


There is a growing literature in neuroethics dealing with cognitive neuroenhancement for healthy adults. However, discussions on this topic tend to focus on abstract theoretical positions while concrete policy proposals and detailed models are scarce. Furthermore, discussions appear to rely solely on data from the United States or United Kingdom, and international perspectives are mostly nonexistent. This volume fills this gap and addresses issues on cognitive enhancement comprehensively in three important ways: (1) it examines the conceptual implications stemming from competing points of view ... More

Keywords: cognitive enhancement, neuroethics, stimulant drugs, brain stimulation devices, public policy, international perspectives

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199396818
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fabrice Jotterand, editor
Senior Researcher, Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel

Veljko Dubljevic, editor
Postdoctoral fellow, Neuroethics Research Unit, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM)

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1 Introduction

Fabrice Jotterand and Veljko Dubljević

Part 1 Conceptual Implications

3 Why Less Praise for Enhanced Performance?

Filippo Santoni de Sio, Nadira S. Faber, Julian Savulescu, and Nicole A Vincent

Part 2 International Perspectives

8 Cognitive Enhancement

Kevin Chien-Chang Wu

10 Cognitive Enhancement Down-Under

Charmaine Jensen, Brad Partridge, Cynthia Forlini, Wayne Hall, and Jayne Lucke

Part 3 Law and Policy Options

16 Enhancing with Modafinil

Veljko Dubljević

19 Drugs, Enhancements, and Rights

Jan-Christoph Bublitz

20 Cognitive Enhancement in the Courtroom

Jennifer A. Chandler and Adam M. Dodek


Judy Illes

End Matter