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What does it mean to be human? : life, death, personhood and the transhumanist movement

Author: D John Doyle
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
Series: Anticipation science, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a critical examination of the philosophical and moral issues in relation to human enhancement and the various related medical developments that are now rapidly moving from the laboratory into the clinical realm. In the book, the author critically examines technologies such as genetic engineering, neural implants, pharmacologic enhancement, and cryonic suspension from transhumanist and bioconservative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1038427336
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D John Doyle
ISBN: 9783319949505 3319949500
OCLC Number: 1050448349
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Biomedical ethics --
Humans, transhumans and humanoids --
Pharmacologic enhancement of the human condition : possibilities and perils --
Life, death, and brain death --
Cryonic life extension : scientific possibility or stupid pipe dream? --
Defending attacks against transhumanism --
Transhumanism and religion --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Anticipation science, v. 3.
Responsibility: D. John Doyle.

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