Human Enhancement (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
432
Utgivningsdatum
2009-01-22
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Medarbetare
Bostrom, Nick
Dimensioner
234 x 158 x 31 mm
Vikt
793 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199299720
Human Enhancement (inbunden)

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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 performance, and controlling aging. Would this take us beyond the bounds of human nature? These are questions that need to be answered now.
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Robert Streiffer, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews an excellent discussion by leading bioethicists of the issues raised by human enhancement. It would be excellent for use in classes devoted to spending at least a few weeks on enhancement, either at the upper-level undergraduate or graduate level.


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<br>Julian Savulescu is Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and Director of the Program on Ethics and the New Biosciences in the 21st Century School, University of Oxford <p>Nick Bostrom is Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. He previously taught at Yale University in the Department of Philosophy and in the Yale Institute for Social and Policy Studies.<br>

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Introduction: Human Enhancement Ethics: The State of the Debate; PART I - HUMAN ENHANCEMENT IN GENERAL; 1. Can anyone really be talking about ethically modifying human nature?; 2. "Alter-ing" Human Nature? Misplaced Essentialism in Science Policy; 3. Should We Improve Human Nature? An Interrogation from an Asian Perspective; 4. The Case Against Perfection: What's wrong with designer children, bionic athletes, and genetic engineering; 5. What Is And Is Not Wrong With Enhancement?; 6. Enhancements Are A Moral Obligation; 7. Playing God; 8. Toward a More Fruitful Debate about Enhancement; 9. Good, Better, or Best?; 10. The Human Prejudice and the Moral Status of Enhanced Beings: What Do We Owe the Gods?; PART II SPECIFIC ENHANCEMENTS; 11. Is Selection of Children Wrong?; 12. Parental Choice and Human Improvement; 13. Reasons Against the Selection of Life: From Japan's Experience of Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis; 14. Medical Enhancement and the Ethos of Elite Sport; 15. Life Enhancement Technologies And the Significance of Social Category Membership; 16. Paternalism in the Age of Cognitive Enhancement: Do Civil Liberties Presuppose Roughly Equal Mental Ability?; 17. Enhancing Our Truth Orientation; PART III- ENHANCEMENT AS A PRACTICAL CHALLENGE; 18. The Wisdom of Nature: An Evolutionary Heuristic for Human Enhancement