Persson and Savulescu (2008) argue that cognitive enhancement and moral enhancement have separate aims. They argue that cognitive enhancement without moral enhancement is dangerous.
John Harris (2011) argues that progress in Cognitive enhancement should not stop because progression in moral enhancement requires technological advancement.
Carter and Gordon (2015) argue that cognitive and moral enhancement are more interconnected and not as independent as Savulescu and Persson claim in their 2008 paper.
The question is whether one should define cognitive and moral enhancement separately? If not, is it justifiable to recategorize it as Cognitive-Moral Bio-enhancement?
One argument to support this latter view is that it agrees with both Persson and Savulescu (2008) and Carter and Gordon’s (2015) line of argument and also resolves Harris’ objection.
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Harris J. (2011) MORAL ENHANCEMENT AND FREEDOM. Bioethics 25: 102-111.
Persson I and Savulescu J. (2008) The Perils of Cognitive Enhancement and the Urgent Imperative to Enhance the Moral Character of Humanity. Journal of Applied Philosophy 25: 162-177.