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Beyond Humanity? - The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement (Paperback) Loot Price: R447
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Beyond Humanity? - The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement (Paperback): Allen E. Buchanan

Beyond Humanity? - The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement (Paperback)

Allen E. Buchanan

Series: Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics

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Biotechnologies already on the horizon will enable us to be smarter, have better memories, be stronger and quicker, have more stamina, live longer, be more resistant to diseases, and enjoy richer emotional lives. To some of us, these prospects are heartening; to others, they are dreadful. In Beyond Humanity a leading philosopher offers a powerful and controversial exploration of urgent ethical issues concerning human enhancement. These raise enduring questions about what it is to be human, about individuality, about our relationship to nature, and about what sort of society we should strive to have. Allen E. Buchanan urges that the debate about enhancement needs to be informed by a proper understanding of evolutionary biology, which has discredited the simplistic conceptions of human nature used by many opponents of enhancement. He argues that there are powerful reasons for us to embark on the enhancement enterprise, and no objections to enhancement that are sufficient to outweigh them.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics
Release date: 2013
First published: February 2013
Authors: Allen E. Buchanan
Dimensions: 215 x 143 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-967149-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
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LSN: 0-19-967149-4
Barcode: 9780199671496

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