Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

arms race, psychopharmaceuticals, drugs, enhancement, emotion

Abstract

Normative analysis of cognition-enhancing drugs frequently weighs the liberty interests of drug users against egalitarian commitments to a "level playing field." Yet those who would refuse to engage in neuroenhancement may well find their liberty to do so limited in a society where such drugs are widespread. To the extent that unvarnished emotional responses are world-disclosive, neurocosmetic practices also threaten to provide a form of faulty data to their users. This essay examines underappreciated liberty-based and epistemic rationales for regulating cognition-enhancing drugs.

Journal

30 Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 9 (2010).

Disciplines

Health Law

Recommended Citation

30 Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 9 (2010).

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Health Law Commons

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