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Cognitive biases can affect moral intuitions about cognitive enhancement

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Research into cognitive biases that impair human judgment has mostly been applied to the area of economic decision-making. Ethical decision-making has been comparatively neglected. Since ethical decisions often involve very high individual as well as collective stakes, analyzing how cognitive biases affect them can be expected to yield important results. In this theoretical article, we consider the ethical debate about cognitive enhancement (CE) and suggest a number of cognitive biases that a...

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10.3389/fnsys.2014.00195

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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University of Bern
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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Savulescu, J
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Frontiers Publisher's website
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Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience Journal website
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8
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Article 195
Publication date:
2014-10-01
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1662-5137
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1662-5137
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2015-01-21

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