Quarreling over the ethics of anti-love biotechnology

The ethics of anti-love biotechnology — a topic little discussed in some circles — are chewed over in a special issue (volume 13, issue 11, 2013) of the American Journal of Bioethics.

Among the articles there that you might love to read or not to read:

  • The Difficult Case of Voluntariness as Autonomy in Anti-Love Biotechnology
  • If I Could Just Stop Loving You: Anti-Love Biotechnology and the Ethics of a Chemical Breakup
  • Anti-Love Biotechnologies: Integrating Considerations of the Social
  • Anti-Love Biotechnology: Was It Not Better to Have Loved and Lost Than Never to Have Loved at All?
  • A Thomistic Account of Anti-Love Biotechnology
  • Involuntary Exposures to Love-Enhancing or Anti-Love Agents

involuntary exposure

Maia Szalavitz writes about an underlying question — “Is It Possible to Create an Anti-Love Drug?” — in New York Magazine.

BONUS: Here’s video of a now-possibly-controversial song by The Beatles, called “All You Need Is Love“:


BONUS: A difficult case for bioethicists — Connie Smith’s “I Never Once Stopped Loving You”