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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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Primary Topic Article

Primary Topic Article

Autonomy and the Ethics of Biological Behaviour Modification

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(p.91) 3.1 Primary Topic Article
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The Future of Bioethics
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Julian Savulescu

Thomas Douglas

Ingmar Persson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0011

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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