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Love is the Drug - 
      Brian D. Earp
    
      Julian Savulescu

Love is the Drug

The Chemical Future of Our Relationships

; Julian Savulescu

«<p>‘In their new book, <i>Love Is the Drug</i>, Oxford ethicists Brian Earp and Julian Savulescu point out that this neglected aspect of love [The biochemical processes that lie behind it] is just as important as its social or psychological structures. … The book is at its most impressive when considering the moral, social and pragmatic issues concerned with scientific development.’ <br /><i>The Observer<br /></i><br />‘If a pill could make you fall deeper in love and transform your romantic relationships, would you take it? Or if a doctor was able to prescribe an anti-love drug to help a break-up go smoothly and avoid a potential lifetime of heartache, would you urge your partner to make an appointment? For Brian D. Earp and Julian Savulescu, who pose these questions in Love is the Drug, these aren’t merely theoretical or philosophical matters … This gives Earp, a cognitive scientist, and Savulescu, a doctor turned philosopher, the scope to ask deliberately pro»

What if there were a pill for love? Or an anti-love drug, designed to help us break up?

This controversial and timely new book argues that recent medical advances have brought chemical control of our romantic lives well within our grasp. Les mer
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What if there were a pill for love? Or an anti-love drug, designed to help us break up?

This controversial and timely new book argues that recent medical advances have brought chemical control of our romantic lives well within our grasp. Substances affecting love and relationships, whether prescribed by doctors or even illicitly administered, are not some far-off speculation - indeed our most intimate connections are already being influenced by pills we take for other purposes, such as antidepressants.

Treatments involving certain psychoactive substances, including MDMA-the active ingredient in Ecstasy-might soon exist to encourage feelings of love and help ordinary couples work through relationship difficulties. Others may ease a breakup or soothe feelings of rejection. Such substances could have transformative implications for how we think about and experience love.

This brilliant intervention into the debate builds a case for conducting further research into "love drugs" and "anti-love drugs" and explores their ethical implications for individuals and society. Rich in anecdotal evidence and case-studies, the book offers a highly readable insight into a cutting-edge field of medical research that could have profound effects on us all.

Will relationships be the same in the future? Will we still marry? It may be up to you to decide whether you want a chemical romance. -- .
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Forlag: Manchester University Press
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 280
ISBN: 9781526145413
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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1 Revolution
2 Love's Dimensions
3 Human Natures
4 Little Heart-Shaped Pills
5 Good Enough Marriages
6 Ecstasy as Therapy
7 Evolved Fragility
8 Wonder Hormone
9 Anti-love Drugs
10 Chemical Breakups
11 Avoiding Disaster
12 Choosing Love
Epilogue: Pharmacopeia
About the Authors
Acknowledgements
Notes -- .
Brian D. Earp is Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University and the Hastings Center and a Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford

Julian Savulescu holds the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics and is Director of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford -- .