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The Resource Love drugs : the chemical future of relationships, Brian D. Earp and Julian Savulescu

Love drugs : the chemical future of relationships, Brian D. Earp and Julian Savulescu

Label
Love drugs : the chemical future of relationships
Title
Love drugs
Title remainder
the chemical future of relationships
Statement of responsibility
Brian D. Earp and Julian Savulescu
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Is there a pill for love? What about an "anti-love drug", to help us get over an ex? This book argues that certain psychoactive substances, including MDMA--the active ingredient in Ecstasy--may help ordinary couples work through relationship difficulties and strengthen their connection. Others may help sever an emotional connection during a breakup. These substances already exist, and they have transformative implications for how we think about love. This book builds a case for conducting research into "love drugs" and "anti-love drugs" and explores their ethical implications for individuals and society. Scandalously, Western medicine tends to ignore the interpersonal effects of drug-based interventions. Why are we still in the dark about the effects of these drugs on romantic partnerships? And how can we overhaul scientific research norms to take relationships more fully into account? Ethicists Brian D. Earp and Julian Savulescu say that the time to think through such questions is now. Biochemical interventions into love and relationships are not some far-off speculation. Our most intimate connections are already being influenced by drugs we ingest for other purposes. Controlled studies are underway to see whether artificial brain chemicals can enhance couples therapy. And conservative religious groups are experimenting with certain medications to quash romantic desires--and even the urge to masturbate--among children and vulnerable sexual minorities. Simply put, the horse has bolted. Where it runs is up to us. Love Drugs arms us with the latest scientific knowledge and a set of ethical tools that we can use to decide if these sorts of medications should be a part of our society. Or whether a chemical romance will be right for us."--
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From Amazon
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CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Earp, Brian D.
Dewey number
616.86
Index
index present
LC call number
RC483
LC item number
.E23 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QV 77.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Savulescu, Julian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Love
  • Couples
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Medical ethics
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Emotions
  • Love
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Drug Therapy
  • MEDICAL / Ethics
  • Couples
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Love
  • Medical ethics
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Love
  • Couples
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Medical ethics
Label
Love drugs : the chemical future of relationships, Brian D. Earp and Julian Savulescu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolution -- Love's dimensions -- Human natures -- Little heart-shaped pills -- Good enough marriages -- Ecstasy as therapy -- Evolved fragility -- Wonder hormone -- Anti-love drugs -- Chemical breakups -- Avoiding disaster -- Choosing love -- Epilogue : pharmacopeia
Control code
1086015650
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780804798198
Lccn
2019009056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086015650
Label
Love drugs : the chemical future of relationships, Brian D. Earp and Julian Savulescu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolution -- Love's dimensions -- Human natures -- Little heart-shaped pills -- Good enough marriages -- Ecstasy as therapy -- Evolved fragility -- Wonder hormone -- Anti-love drugs -- Chemical breakups -- Avoiding disaster -- Choosing love -- Epilogue : pharmacopeia
Control code
1086015650
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780804798198
Lccn
2019009056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086015650

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