IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Value Lexicality and Human Enhancement

Value Lexicality and Human Enhancement
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Tobias Hainz (Institute for Philosophy, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, Germany)
Copyright: 2012
Volume: 3
Issue: 4
Pages: 12
Source title: International Journal of Technoethics (IJT)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Rocci Luppicini (University of Ottawa, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/jte.2012100105

Purchase

View Value Lexicality and Human Enhancement on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.

Abstract

One idea discussed in ethical theory is that values can be put in a lexical ordering. One value that ranks higher in a lexical ordering always outweighs a lower-ranked value, regardless of the amount or intensity of both values. An account of value lexicality that focuses on the practical applicability of this concept will be developed and subsequently applied to the debate about life extension technologies and human enhancement in general. Finally, a sketch of a heuristic will be provided that shows how the concept of value lexicality could be of assistance when assessing the quality of arguments in various fields of applied ethics, one of which is the debate about human enhancement.

Related Content

Philosophy, Past and Present: John Macmurray and Our Future
Eleanor M. Godway. © 2019. 9 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Ghosts in the Machine?: On the Limits of Narrative Identity in Cyberspace
Robert Paul Churchill. © 2019. 14 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
The Problem of Time's Passage: Using Historical Arguments to Inform the Debate
Cameron D. Brewer. © 2019. 13 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Ballet Education for the Web 2.0 Generation: A Case for Using YouTube to Teach Elementary-School-Aged Ballet Students
Alejandra Emilia Iannone. © 2019. 12 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Aristotle, Montaigne, Kant and the Others: How Friendship Came to be Conceived as it is Conceived in the Western Tradition
Suzanne Marie Stern-Gillet. © 2019. 13 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Atomically Precise Manufacturing and Responsible Innovation: A Value Sensitive Design Approach to Explorative Nanophilosophy
Steven Umbrello. © 2019. 21 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Moral Disengagement and Cyber Bullying, A Mediator Role of Emphatic Tendency
Fuad Bakioğlu, Bahtiyar Eraslan Çapan. © 2019. 13 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Body Bottom