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Beyond humanity? : the ethics of biomedical enhancement

Author: Allen E Buchanan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Uehiro series in practical ethics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the ethical controversy surrounding biomedical enhancement: the use of biotechnologies to improve normal human capacities and characteristics. It deflates the heated rhetoric of the debate and, unlike other treatment of the topic, is informed by an understanding of evolutionary biology. The book debunks the idea that the natural is always good, and explains why and how we might need to change  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen E Buchanan
ISBN: 9780199587810 0199587817 0199671494 9780199671496
OCLC Number: 645672718
Description: xii, 286 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Landscape of the Enhancement Debate --
Enhancement and Human Development --
Character --
Human Nature and the Natural --
Conservatism and Enhancement --
Unintended Bad Consequences --
Moral Status and Enhancement --
Distributive Justice and the Diffusion of Innovations.
Series Title: Uehiro series in practical ethics.
Responsibility: Allen Buchanan.
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Biotechnologies already on the horizon will enable us to be smarter, have better memories, be stronger and quicker, live longer, be more resistant to diseases, and enjoy richer emotional lives. Allen  Read more...

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an important book worth reading independent of one's views about the topic. It is well argued, clearly written, and presents a comprehensive analysis of the relevant key questions in the debate. To Read more...

 
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