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Unfit for the future : the need for moral enhancement

Author: Ingmar Persson; Julian Savulescu
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
Series: Uehiro series in practical ethics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unfit for the Future argues that the future of our species depends on radical enhancement of the moral aspects of our nature. Population growth and technological advances are threatening to undermine the conditions of worthwhile life on earth forever. We need to modify the biological bases of human motivation to deal with this challenge
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ingmar Persson; Julian Savulescu
ISBN: 9780198707929 0198707924 9780199653645 019965364X
OCLC Number: 900709549
Description: xi, 143 s
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Human Nature and Common Sense Morality ; 3. Liberal Democracy ; 4. Catastrophic Misuses of Science ; 5. Responsibility for Omissions to Aid ; 6. The Tragedy of the Commons ; 7. The Tragedy of the Environment and Liberal Democracy ; 8. Authoritarianism and Democracy ; 9. Liberal Democracy and the End of History ; 10. Moral Enhancement as a Possible Way-Out ; Index
Series Title: Uehiro series in practical ethics
Responsibility: Ingmar Persson & Julian Savulescu

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