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The ethics of human enhancement : understanding the debate

Steve Clarke 1964- editor.; Julian Savulescu editor.; C. A. J. Coady editor.; Alberto Giubilini editor.; Sagar Sanyal editor.

Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press 2016

Available at GSU Library Atlanta  Atlanta Library South 4  (QH331 .E84 2016 )()

  • Title:
    The ethics of human enhancement : understanding the debate
  • Author: Steve Clarke 1964- editor.; Julian Savulescu editor.; C. A. J. Coady editor.; Alberto Giubilini editor.; Sagar Sanyal editor.
  • Subjects: Bioethics; Biotechnology -- Philosophy; Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects; Biotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects; Biotechnology -- Philosophy; Bioethics; Biotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects; Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects; Biomedical Enhancement; Genetic Engineering -- ethics; Biotechnology -- ethics
  • Contents: Challenging human enhancement / Alberto Giubilini and Sagar Sanyal -- Section I. Understanding the debate. Reason, emotion, and morality : some cautions for the enhancement project / C. A. J. Coady ; Repugnance as performance error : the role of disgust in bioethical intuitions / Joshua May ; Reasons, reflection, and repugnance / Doug McConnell and Jeanette Kennett ; A natural alliance against a common foe? Opponents of enhancement and the social model of disability / Linda Barclay ; Playing God : What is the problem? / John Weckert ; Conservative and critical morality in debate about reproductive technologies / John McMillan ; Human enhancement : conceptual clarity and moral significance / Chris Gyngell and Michael J. Selgelid ; Human enhancement for whom? / Robert Sparrow -- Section II. Advancing the debate. Enhancing conservatism / Rebecca Roache and Julian Savulescu ; Maclntyre's paradox / Bernadette Tobin ; Partiality for humanity and enhancement / Jonathan Pugh, Guy Kahane, and Julian Savulescu ; Enhancement, mind-uploading, and personal identity / Nicholas Agar ; Levelling the playing field : on the alleged unfairness of the genetic lottery / Michael Hauskeller ; Buchanan and the conservative argument against human enhancement from biological and social harmony / Steve Clarke ; Moral enhancement, enhancement, and sentiment / Gregory E. Kaebnick ; The evolution of moral enhancement / Russell Powell and Allen Buchanan.
    We humans can enhance some of our mental and physical abilities above the normal upper limits for our species with the use of particular drug therapies and medical procedures. We will be able to enhance many more of our abilities in more ways in the near future. Some commentators have welcomed the prospect of wide use of human enhancement technologies, while others have viewed it with alarm, and have made clear that they find human enhancement morally objectionable. 'The Ethics of Human Enhancement' examines whether the reactions can be supported by articulated philosophical reasoning, or perhaps explained in terms of psychological influences on moral reasoning. An international team of ethicists refresh the debate with new ideas and arguments, making connections with scientific research and with related issues in moral philosophy.
  • Edition: First edition..
  • Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press
  • Creation Date: 2016
  • Physical Description: xxi, 269 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9780198754855;ISBN019875485X
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 952182583
  • NZ MMS ID: 9910141523602931
  • IZ MMS ID: 9933647633402952$$IGSU
    9947247263902959$$IUGA

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