Does memory modification threaten our authenticity?
|Abstract||One objection to enhancement technologies is that they might lead us to live inauthentic lives.Memory modification technologies (MMTs) raise this worry in a particularly acute manner. In this paper I describe four scenarios where the use of MMTs might be said to lead to an inauthentic life. I then undertake to justify that judgment. I review the main existing accounts of authenticity, and present my own version of what I call a “true self” accoun ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]|
|Key phrase||authenticity enhancement fitting attitudes identity memory modification President's council on bioethics|
No good fit: why the fitting attitude analysis of value fails
|Abstract||Understanding value in terms of fitting attitudes is all the rage these days. According to this fitting attitude analysis of value (FA-analysis for short) what is good is what it is fitting to favour in some sense. Many aspects of the FA-analysis have been discussed. In particular, a lot of discussion has been concerned with the wrong-reason objection: it can be fitting to have an attitude towards something for reasons that have nothing to do wit ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]|
|Key phrase||fitting attitudes wrong-reason objection|