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Tyranny of the Majority, pill edition


The ConversationDemocratically enacted enforceable rules – mandating things like mask wearing and social distancing – might work, if defectors could be coerced into adhering to them. But not all states have opted to pass them or to enforce the rules that are in place.

My research in bioethics focuses on questions like how to induce those who are noncooperative to get on board with doing what’s best for the public good. To me, it seems the problem of coronavirus defectors could be solved by moral enhancement: like receiving a vaccine to beef up your immune system, people could take a substance to boost their cooperative, pro-social behavior. Could a psychoactive pill be the solution to the pandemic?

This "ethicist" is a monster with no respect for people who disagree with him.

This entry was published Sun Jan 30 22:53:39 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2022-01-30 22:53:39.0. [Tweet]

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