An Epigenetic Pro-action for Moral Development

  • Giuseppe Turchi


In this chapter I will discuss some of the arguments proposed by Persson and Savulescu, J. Hughes and T. Douglas in favor of the moral bio-enhancement. I contend that serious problems concerning the citizen’s behavior follow from their picture. Most importantly, a bio-enhanced moral agent would paradoxically be deprived of her ability to formulate genuine moral reflexions, outside of her pre-established framework. In line with current studies of Darcia Narvaez and Kathinka Evers, I outline a pluralistic view within which neuroscientific data may help developing a more effective moral pedagogy both for theoretical and practical purposes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Turchi
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  1. 1.Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural IndustriesUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly

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