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Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Eth #10: Adaptation and Autonomy: Adaptive Preferences in Enhancing and Ending Life

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This volume gathers together previously unpublished articles focusing on the relationship between preference adaptation and autonomy in connection with human enhancement and in the end-of-life context. The value of individual autonomy is a cornerstone of liberal societies. While there are different conceptions of the notion, it is arguable that on any plausible understanding of individual autonomy an autonomous agent needs to take into account the conditions that circumscribe its actions. Yet it has also been suggested that allowing one's options to affect one's preferences threatens autonomy. While this phenomenon has received some attention in other areas of moral philosophy, it has seldom been considered in bioethics. This book combines for the first time the topics of preference adaptation, individual autonomy, and choosing to die or to enhance human capacities in a unique and comprehensive volume, filling an important knowledge gap in the contemporary bioethics literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Adaptive Preferences, Autonomy, and Extended Lives.- Adaptation, Autonomy, and Authority.- "It Won't Be as Bad as You Think:" Autonomy and Adaptation to Disability.- Autonomy and End of Life Decisions: A Paradox.- Gendered Adaptive Preferences, Autonomy, and End of Life Decisions.- Sour Clinical Trials: Autonomy and Adaptive Preferences in Experimental Medicine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783642383755
Author:
Raikka, Juha
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Varelius, Jukka
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Biomedical Ethics
Subject:
End-of-life decisions and choices
Subject:
Enhancing and ending human life
Subject:
Ethics of euthanasia
Subject:
Human Enhancement
Subject:
patient autonomy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
Subject:
Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
Human enhancemen
Subject:
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
2013
Series:
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
207
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

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