Unrequited: neurochemical enhancement of love
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Unrequited
Abstract: 

I raise several concerns with Earp and colleagues' analysis of enhancement through neurochemical modulation of love as a key issue in contemporary neuroethics. These include: (i) strengthening their deflation of medicalization concerns by showing how the objection that love should be left outside of the scope of medicine would directly undermine the goal of medicine; (ii) developing stronger analysis of the social and political concerns relevant to neurochemical modulation of love, by exploring and suggesting possible counters to ways in which 'wellbeing' may be used as a tool of oppression; (iii) providing reasons to support a broad need for ecological investigation of, and indeed ecological education concerning, neurotechnology; (iv) suggesting ways in which philosophy, and the humanities more broadly, remain directly relevant to responding effectively to issues in contemporary neuroethics.

Author(s): 
Bamford, Rebecca
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics: CQ: the international journal of healthcare ethics committees
Journal Abbreviation: 
Camb Q Healthc Ethics
Publication Date: 
2015-07
Publication Year: 
2015
Pages: 
355-360
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1469-2147
DOI: 
10.1017/S0963180114000668
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 26059960

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Rebecca Bamford. 2015-07. "Unrequited: neurochemical enhancement of love." Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics: CQ: the international journal of healthcare ethics committees 24: 3: 355-360. 10.1017/S0963180114000668.

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