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Working While Under the Influence of Performance-Enhancing Drugs: Is One 'More Responsible'?


Gilbert, F, Working While Under the Influence of Performance-Enhancing Drugs: Is One 'More Responsible'?, AJOB Neuroscience, 2, (3) pp. 57-59. ISSN 2150-7740 (2011) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/21507740.2011.584517


In his paper "Diminishing and Enhancing Free Will", Walter Glannon (2011) uses the example of a surgeon who takes drugs to enhance her or his capabilities. He concludes that "the surgeon would be responsible for performing more surgeries, but not more responsible for performing them", and argues that an increase in the content of responsibility doe not entail an increase in the degree of responsibility. The question of whether the degree of responsibility can be affected by the use of performance-enhancing substances is fundamental in ethics and law because it impacts directly on the normative practices and legal consequences associated with enhancement (Downie in press)

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Ethical use of new technology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Gilbert, F (Associate Professor Frederic Gilbert)
ID Code:70159
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2011-06-06
Last Modified:2012-08-07

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