This principle of bioethics strictly joins the principle of autonomy

which is the architrave of our societies. In liberal-democratic

societies autonomy has a special position and can be questioned by

some developments of science and technology. Human enhancement

(HE), for instance, is a field where autonomy has a special

relevance since the individual can autonomously decide to enhance

themselves. This makes this field an excellent starting point for

analysing the topic of consent.