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https://doi.org/10.17234/SocEkol.26.1.6

Moral Enhancement and the Reduction of Evil: How Can We Create a Better World?

Marija Selak   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-1842-2688 ; Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (138 KB) str. 71-82 preuzimanja: 347* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Selak, M. (2017). Moral Enhancement and the Reduction of Evil: How Can We Create a Better World?. Socijalna ekologija, 26 (1-2), 71-82. https://doi.org/10.17234/SocEkol.26.1.6
MLA 8th Edition
Selak, Marija. "Moral Enhancement and the Reduction of Evil: How Can We Create a Better World?." Socijalna ekologija, vol. 26, br. 1-2, 2017, str. 71-82. https://doi.org/10.17234/SocEkol.26.1.6. Citirano 03.07.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Selak, Marija. "Moral Enhancement and the Reduction of Evil: How Can We Create a Better World?." Socijalna ekologija 26, br. 1-2 (2017): 71-82. https://doi.org/10.17234/SocEkol.26.1.6
Harvard
Selak, M. (2017). 'Moral Enhancement and the Reduction of Evil: How Can We Create a Better World?', Socijalna ekologija, 26(1-2), str. 71-82. https://doi.org/10.17234/SocEkol.26.1.6
Vancouver
Selak M. Moral Enhancement and the Reduction of Evil: How Can We Create a Better World?. Socijalna ekologija [Internet]. 2017 [pristupljeno 03.07.2020.];26(1-2):71-82. https://doi.org/10.17234/SocEkol.26.1.6
IEEE
M. Selak, "Moral Enhancement and the Reduction of Evil: How Can We Create a Better World?", Socijalna ekologija, vol.26, br. 1-2, str. 71-82, 2017. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.17234/SocEkol.26.1.6

Sažetak
In an attempt to widen the perspective on the issue of moral enhancement, this paper raises the question of what kind of evil could we eliminate by morally enhancing ourselves, i.e. what kind of evil would we still have to live with. Due to the complexity and diversity of philosophical analysis of evil, this study will be narrowed in scope by conforming to an implicit understanding of evil by some of the most prominent advocates of biomedical (moral) enhancement. We will compare two perspectives on evil: evil as a component of human nature – radical evil (Immanuel Kant), and “depersonalized” evil – the banality of evil (Hannah Arendt), together with an implicit consideration of evil by Thomas Douglas, Julian Savulescu, Ingmar Persson, and John Harris. Furthermore, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s “Theodicy” will be used in the analysis of the necessity of the reduction of evil, in order to emphasise that human beings have limited knowledge, which is why we should take into consideration the principle of caution and the fragility of balance between good and evil. In the conclusion, we offer an answer to the question “What is a better world?” by taking into consideration often neglected tradition of moral philosophy in the works of Immanuel Kant and Hannah Arendt.

Ključne riječi
moral enhancement; evil; Immanuel Kant; Hannah Arendt; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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