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The Future of BioethicsInternational Dialogues$
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Akira Akabayashi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199682676

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.001.0001

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Autonomy and the Ethics of Biological Behaviour Modification

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The Future of Bioethics

Julian Savulescu

Thomas Douglas

Ingmar Persson

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the possibility of using advances in the cognitive sciences to develop strategies to intentionally manipulate human motivation and behaviour. The authors ask whether using the knowledge from the biological and cognitive sciences to influence motivation and behaviour erodes autonomy and, if so, whether this makes it wrong.

Keywords:   Autonomy, freedom, behavioural modification, ethics, cognitive science, coercion

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