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Human enhancement

Author: Julian Savulescu
Publisher: Oxford : University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To what extent should we use technological advances to try to make better human beings? Leading philosophers debate the possibility of enhancing human cognition, mood, personality, and physical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Savulescu
ISBN: 9780199299720 0199299722 9780199594962 0199594961
OCLC Number: 600486549
Description: 423 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Can anyone really be talking about ethically modifying human --
Nature? / Norman Daniels --
"Altering'' human nature? : misplaced essentialism in science policy / Eric Juengst --
Should we improve human nature? : an interrogation from an Asian perspective / Ryuichi Ida --
The case against perfection : what's wrong with designer children, bionic athletes, and genetic engineering / Michael J. Sandel --
What is and is not wrong with enhancement? / Frances Kamm --
Enhancements are a moral obligation / John Harris --
Playing God / C.A.J. Coady --
Toward a more fruitful debate about enhancement / Erik Parens --
Good, better, or best? / Arthur L. Caplan --
The human prejudice and the moral status of enhanced beings : what do we owe the gods? / Julian Savulescu --
Is selection of children wrong? / Dan W. Brock --
Parental choice and human improvement / Peter Singer --
Reasons against the selection of life : from Japan's experience --
Of prenatal genetic diagnosis / Susumu Shimazono --
Medical enhancement and the ethos of elite sport / Torbjorn Tannsjo --
Life enhancement technologies and the significance of social category membership / Christine Overall --
Paternalism in the age of cognitive enhancement : do civil liberties presuppose roughly equal mental ability? / Daniel Wikler --
Enhancing our truth orientation / Robin Hanson --
The wisdom of nature : an evolutionary heuristic for human enhancement / Nick Bostrom and Anders Sandberg.
Responsibility: ed. by Julian Savulescu [und weitere].

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Human Enhancement gives a thorough and authoritative overview of the current state of this rapidly evolving field. * Greg Bognar, Mind * an excellent discussion by leading bioethicists of the issues Read more...

 
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