Peer commentary to be published in American Journal of Bioethics – Neuroscience

The paper “Should Uplifting Music and Smart Phone Apps Count as Willpower Doping? The Extended Will and the Ethics of Enhanced Motivation” by Joel Anderson and Bart Kamphorst will appear in AJOB Neuroscience, 6(1): 1–3, 2015. In the paper it is argued that the best way of making progress with developing a general ethics of motivational enhancement, is by focusing on nonpharmacological cases of motivation enhancement (such as the use of e-coaching apps) first because we are likely to have more stable intuitions about those cases and because they are less stigmatized than pharmacological cases.