About this blog

  • Thinking Ethics was a project launched in Geneva to foster the debate about ethics. A few friends, fed up with only reading about abuses in the media, decided to hold a forward-looking seminar on five subjects: ethics and performance, ethics and knowledge, ethics and consciousness, ethics and disobedience and ethics in real time. If moral has to do with right and wrong, then ethics is its application in society. We believe that people need to talk about the subject to determine the level of ethics they want. The book Thinking Ethics, a result of the seminar, is to start the discussion. This blog is a contribution to the conversation.


  • Andrea Spencer-Cooke
  • Pascal Marmier
  • Kelly Richdale
  • Stephen Whittle
  • Steve Bowbrick
  • Beth Krasna

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January 05, 2009


Martin Walker (of brain fitness pro)

Hello, Beth.

You raise some fascinating ethical questions. Great post.

It seems that we could parse the various objections to the proposal into two camps -- possible danger to health (the cocaine analogy), and questions of ultimate value (should we condone performance enhancement in a pill).

Even if the drugs were to pass the first test, we're left with the second.

Emotionally, I side with your perspective. But rationally I wonder whether I'm not just caught in perspective of the time I live in.

I wonder whether vitamins were once considered by some an unethical means of getting nutrients. (I know that I used to feel I should be able to get my nutrients from the food I was eating.)

In any case, thank you for raising these issues,

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Like your article very much!!!
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