BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience-Could Neuroenhancement be an Ethical Approach in Social Practice?

2018-05-11T12:52:22Z (GMT) by Antonio Sandu

Neuroethics is an interdisciplinary field of research aimed at understanding the
consciousness and the mind through the relationship between it and the brain's physical support.
Among other things, the ethical perspective refers to the acceptability of the practices used to
modify human behavior through interventions on the nervous system. Neuroethics research
addresses areas such as neuro-imaging techniques, cognitive enhancement and neuro-pharmacology.
We will discuss the limits and risks of the neuro-regeneration procedures given by the development
of new possible classes and social categories. The article aims to present a theoretical perspective on
the possible implications of neuroethics in the practice of social services. The neuroethical approach
facilitates a rethinking of the ethical values in the process of ethical evolution of the technologies.
The autonomy, a classic concept in bioethics and the post-Kantian traditional ethics, loses its
philosophical consistency since any cognitive or ethical enhancement distorts the expressive
autonomy and the authentic nature of the moral agency.