The Ethical Judgment: Chemical Psychotropics

Bidragets oversatte titel: Det etiske skøn: Kemiske psykotroper

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In the case of psychotropic and nootropic substances, evidence is
abundant that the pharmaceutical industries are violating elementary ethical
norms, implying a serious liability not only for company managements, but also
for researchers, laboratory staff, etc. Moreover, the rapidly expanding consumption
of these substances seems to have radical repercussions on society
and cultural norms. This paper points to three such further consequences: an
abnormal spread of diagnostics in human interaction (Section 7.1); a potential
suspension of the elementary fight for recognition (Section 7.2); and an everpresent
demand for perfection in both working and private lives (Section 7.3).
The question of responsibility for these developments is addressed.
Bidragets oversatte titelDet etiske skøn: Kemiske psykotroper
TidsskriftHyle - International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)127-148
Antal sider21
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Neuroetik
  • Kemisk Enhancement
  • Diagnosekultur
  • Anerkendelseskamp
  • Perfektionstvang