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Do psychopaths need to be cured?


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2 hours ago, Hans de Vries said:

More like brain hacking IMO.

One may voluntarily choose to hack their own brain, but one may not involuntarily hack the brain of another. This is a pretty simple and basic concept. 

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22 hours ago, iNow said:

One may voluntarily choose to hack their own brain, but one may not involuntarily hack the brain of another. This is a pretty simple and basic concept. 

Yes, that's a simple idea.
Now, who gets to choose on behalf of children?

For example, who gets to choose if babies get vaccinated?

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4 minutes ago, John Cuthber said:

Yes, that's a simple idea.
Now, who gets to choose on behalf of children?

For example, who gets to choose if babies get vaccinated?

The parents do, which would imply that parents should also be able to decide whether or not to lobotomize their children with psychopathic traits. This leads us to a conclusion that the benefits and safety of the procedure involved must outweigh the risks and probability of failure.

Vaccines when proven safe have clearly demonstrated benefits to both the child and to society at large. The vaccines must first, however, be shown to be safe AND effective.

What is the safe AND effective method of "curing" psychopathy? There isn't one, hence the analogy shows its limits lack of applicability. 

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31 minutes ago, John Cuthber said:

Why not the children?

Can't they decide for themselves?

Depends on how we choose to interpret ability to offer informed consent. As a general rule, we assume the child is not capable of consenting in an informed way

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2 hours ago, iNow said:

Depends on how we choose to interpret ability to offer informed consent. As a general rule, we assume the child is not capable of consenting in an informed way

Are children the only people who can't be relied on  to give informed consent?

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