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By Juha Räikkä, Jukka Varelius

ISBN-10: 3642383750

ISBN-13: 9783642383755

This quantity gathers jointly formerly unpublished articles concentrating on the connection among choice model and autonomy in reference to human enhancement and within the end-of-life context. the price of person autonomy is a cornerstone of liberal societies. whereas there are diversified conceptions of the suggestion, it really is controversial that on any believable figuring out of person autonomy an self reliant agent must bear in mind the stipulations that circumscribe its activities. but it has additionally been urged that permitting one’s suggestions to impact one’s personal tastes threatens autonomy. whereas this phenomenon has acquired a few realization in different parts of ethical philosophy, it has seldom been thought of in bioethics. This ebook combines for the 1st time the themes of choice edition, person autonomy, and selecting to die or to augment human capacities in a different and accomplished quantity, filling a huge wisdom hole within the modern bioethics literature.

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J. : Against the Tedium of Immortality. Int. J. Philos Stud. : Colburn on Covert Influences. : In Defense of Adaptive Preferences. Philos Stud. : Autonomy and Authenticity of Enhanced Personality Traits. : Autonomy and Personal History. Can J. : The Politics of Persons. : Autonomy and Adaptive Preferences. : Sour Grapes: Studies in the Subversion of Rationality. : Why Immortality is Not So Bad. Int. J. Philos Stud. : Knowing Their Own Good: Preferences and Liberty in Global Ethics. In: Brooks, T.

This person goes Greek for these reasons, and over time develops a strong preference for the Greek organization to which he or she belongs. In this case, the process that resulted in the preference was embarked upon for almost exclusively strategic or instrumental reasons. But we wouldn’t say that the resulting preference for the Greek organization to which this person belongs lacks normative authority. , Rush week, or whatever other “loyalty building” exercises one engages in) for other than instrumental reasons.

An individual’s adaptation to his or her circumstances, like my adaptation to Columbia rather than Harvard, can 36 D. Dorsey be perfectly up-front. Indeed, I might choose, for perfectly good reasons, to adapt in this very way. But this doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything “wrong” with adaptive preferences, as suggested by Ben Colburn. Their normative authority remains suspect even in light of the fact that they chose to develop them for perfectly up-front reasons. (Much of Colburn’s discussion is motivated to distinguish adaptive preferences from “deliberate character planning,” (Colburn 2011, 55; see also Elster 1981, 224) which is the “intentional shaping of desires” to, more or less, what one can get (Elster 1981, 224).

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