Virtue Ethics and Human Enhancement

  • Barbro Fröding

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ethics book series (BRIEFSETHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Barbro Fröding
    Pages 1-7
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    Pages 9-22
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    Pages 23-29
  5. Barbro Fröding
    Pages 31-42
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    Pages 43-60
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    Pages 61-66
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    Pages 67-82
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    Pages 83-85

About this book


This book shows how pressing issues in bioethics – e.g. the ownership of biological material and human cognitive enhancement – successfully can be discussed with in a virtue ethics framework. This is not intended as a complete or exegetic account of virtue ethics. Rather, the aim here is to discuss how some key ideas in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, when interpreted pragmatically, can be a productive way to approach some hot issues in bioethics. In spite of being a very promising theoretical perspective virtue ethics has so far been underdeveloped both in bioethics and neuroethics and most discussions have been conducted in consequentialist and/or deontological terms.


Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics bioethics and neuroethics human cognitive enhancement human enhancement virtue ethical perspective virtue ethics

Authors and affiliations

  • Barbro Fröding
    • 1
  1. 1., Division of PhilosophyRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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