A Future Political Framework for Moral Enhancement





Various kinds of human bioenhancement represent a major topic of contention in both bioethics and futures studies. Moral enhancement is one of them. It will be argued that voluntary moral bio-enhancement (and other types of moral enhancement) should be based on an opt out moral (bio)enhancement scheme. Such a scheme would avoid the challenges of a voluntary moral (bio)enhancement opt in scheme. The former has a proper place in a minimal state. It will be explained why such a state can be called Utopia. The concept of voluntary opt out moral (bio-)enhancement in Utopia will be highlighted in detail.

Author Biography

  • Prof. Vojin Rakić

    Vojin Rakić, Full Professor, is Director of the Center for the Study of Bioethics and Head of the European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. He is also Chair of the Cambridge Working Group for Bioethics Education in Serbia. Rakić is also Head of the Serbian Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. He has a PhD in Political Science from Rutgers University in the United States (1998). He graduated philosophy in Serbia, and has MA degrees in European Studies from the Central European University in Prague and from the Department of Political Science of Rutgers University. He worked as a senior research fellow at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente in the Netherlands (1999-2001). Between 2001 and 2003 he was a U.N. Special Adviser to the Government of Serbia. Since 2003 he works as a university professor in Belgrade. Rakić publishes primarily in English. His publications include various books and edited collections, as well as numerous articles from the domain of (bio-)ethics, and political philosophy (recent publications: articles in the Journal of Medical Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics, the Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, Bioethics, Annals of Internal Medicine etc.).




How to Cite

A Future Political Framework for Moral Enhancement. (2020). Journal of Ethics and Emerging Technologies, 30(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.55613/jeet.v30i1.78