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Empirical imperatives in understanding self-related changes


Gilbert, F and Smith, J, Empirical imperatives in understanding self-related changes, Philosophical Explorations pp. 1-4. ISSN 1386-9795 (2023) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13869795.2023.2185660


Bluhm and Cabrera advance that Sadlerís ĎArchimedean pointí is an example of integration of sub-perspectives by an overall self, as such a self who may be reconciled and understood to be caused by DBS systems. Although this suggests great avenues to explore, we stress that the Archimedean viewpoint is strictly bound to a metaphorical domain. We argue that what is needed to help (prospective) DBS patients is not a metaphorical viewpoint, but a scientific viewpoint, rooted in empirical evidence.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:deep brain stimulation, dbs, autonomy, personality changes
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Ethical use of new technology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Ethics
Objective Field:Technological ethics
UTAS Author:Gilbert, F (Associate Professor Frederic Gilbert)
UTAS Author:Smith, J (Mr Joel Smith)
ID Code:155744
Year Published:2023
Deposited By:Philosophy and Gender Studies
Deposited On:2023-03-11
Last Modified:2023-03-14

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