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DOI 10.12887/28-2015-3-111-07

Adriana WARMBIER – Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics and the Posthumanist Project of Human Nature Enhancement

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In this article I explore the possibility of applying Aristotle’s virtue ethics in the moral enhancement debate. I begin by analyzing the premises and aims of transhumanism and then show that biomedical forms of moral enhancement omit important problems such as: the conditions of unified moral agent or the internal complexity of emotions and their relation to reason. In view of this, I argue that Aristotle’s theory of virtue gives more adequate account of moral action. The idea of moral enhancement fails to justify the claims that enhancing the moral dispositions increases the probability of having ‘morally better future motives.’

Keywords: moral enhancement, human agency, Aristotle’s virtue ethics, transhumanism, human nature, bioethics

Contact: Zakład Etyki, Instytut Filozofii,
Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Grodzka 52, 31-044 Cracow, Poland

E-mail: adrianajoanna@gmail.com


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  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 20.00
  3. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  4. DOI Prefix 10.12887