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The Philosophy of Human Cognitive Pharmacological Enhancement: The Genesis of Pharmacometaphysics
The Philosophy of Human Cognitive Pharmacological Enhancement: The Genesis of Pharmacometaphysics

Author(s): Petar Radoev Dimkov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Philosophy, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Cognitive Psychology
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: human enhancement; pharmacometaphysics; neuropsychopharmacology; philosophy; biomedical ethics; cognitive science; nootropic drugs;genetics;

Summary/Abstract: Today’s technological progress allows for precise and effective human enhancement, based on technological devices, and based on pharmacological means – via biologically active compounds. This then raises a multitude of philosophical, legal, ethical and biomedical questions. The breakthrough in psychopharmacology and biotechnology came in the middle of the 20th century, and since then, thousands of active compounds have been synthesized and successfully applied in clinical practice. The article focuses on philosophical aspects (including ethical, biomedical and genetic) of contemporary human cognitive neuro-enhancement based on neuro-psychopharmacological (i.e. psychotropic and nootropic) agents in the era of cognitive science.

  • Issue Year: XXVIII/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 62-83
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English, Bulgarian