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Brief announcement: Interview about ‘love drugs’ on “Q” with Jian Ghomeshi

By Brian D. Earp

Interview announcement

This is a brief note to alert the readers of Practical Ethics that research by myself, Anders Sandberg, and Julian Savulescu on the potential therapeutic uses of “love drugs” and “anti-love drugs” has recently been featured in an interview for the national Canadian broadcast program, “Q” with Jian Ghomeshi (airing on National Public Radio in the United States).

Here is a link to the interview.

Readers may also be interested in checking out a new website, “Love in the Age of Enhancement” which collects the various academic essays, magazine articles, and media coverage of these arguments concerning the neuroenhancement of human relationships.

Key papers to date include:

Savulescu, J., & Sandberg, A. (2008). Neuroenhancement of love and marriage: The chemicals between us. Neuroethics, 1(1), 31-44. [LINK]

Earp, B. D., Sandberg, A., & Savulescu, J. (2012). Natural selection, childrearing, and the ethics of marriage (and divorce): Building a case for the neuroenhancement of human relationships. Philosophy & Technology25(4), 561-587. [LINK]

Earp, B. D., Wudarczyk, O. A., Sandberg, A., & Savulescu. J. (under peer review). If I could just stop loving you: Anti-love biotechnology and the ethics of a chemical breakup. [LINK]

Magazine contributions include the following:

Earp, B. D., Sandberg, A., & Savulescu, J. (2013). The case for using drugs to enhance our relationships (and our breakups). [Interview conducted by Ross Andersen]. The Atlantic Magazine. [LINK]

Earp, B. D. (2012). Love and other drugs. Philosophy Now, Issue 91 (July/August), 14-17. [LINK]

Savulescu, J., & Sandberg, A. (2012). Engineering love. New Scientist2864, 28-29. [LINK]

Past blog posts on this topic are:

Earp, B. D., Savulescu, J., & Sandberg, A. (2012, June 14). Should you take ecstasy to save your marriage? Not so fast. Practical Ethics [University of Oxford]. [LINK]

Earp, B. D. (2012, February 21). Love and other drugs, or why parents should chemically enhance their marriages. Practical Ethics [University of Oxford]. [LINK]

And, finally, interviews and other media highlights include:

1. “My chemical romance: Can medicine cure divorce?” The Guardian [LINK]

2. “Save your marriage with drugs?” New York Magazine [LINK]

3. “Could love drugs save your relationship?” New Zealand Herald [LINK]

4. “Love drugs and the perils of human enhancement” Rationally Speaking [LINK]

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