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Wieso sind herkömmliche Methoden besser als Neuro-Enhancement? Kritische Analyse der Argumente des Pharmakologischen Calvinismus

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The text analyses and systematizes the arguments of the ,,pharmacological calvinism", i.e. the position in the debate of neuroenhancement that refuses psychotropic drugs for enhancement without a therapeutic context and devaluates all aims achieved by such methods in contrast to traditional methods, e.g. education, training or meditation. The following arguments will be discussed: the argument of naturalness (1), self-deception (2), deception of others (3), wrong conduct of life (4), wrong self-relation (5) and displacing alternatives (6). At the end, the text examines the serious danger of medicalization.
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Language: German

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: June 1, 2018

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  • The journal Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung, appearing since 1946, is among the most important academic German language journals. It is open to all topics, approaches, and positions of philosophical thought. Given the increasing differentiation and specialization of the field, it thus constitutes a forum offering its various disciplines the opportunity for mutual recognition and exchange. The articles published in it are subject to an anonymous peer review in which internationally renowned scholars of all areas of contemporary philosophical research participate.

    Die seit 1946 erscheinende Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung gehört zu den wichtigsten deutschsprachigen Fachzeitschriften und steht allen Themen, Richtungen und Positionen der philosophischen Forschung offen. Angesichts der zunehmenden Ausdifferenzierung und Spezialisierung des Faches bietet sie damit auch ein Forum, in dem die verschiedenen Teildisziplinen sich gegenseitig wahrnehmen und in ein gemeinsames Gespräch kommen können. Die in ihr publizierten Abhandlungen durchlaufen ein anonymes Begutachtungsverfahren, an dem international anerkannte Forscher aus allen Spezialgebieten der gegenwärtigen philosophischen Forschung beteiligt sind.
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