02744nam 2200601 a 450 991045774720332120200520144314.01-283-29700-097866132970060-19-979799-4(CKB)2550000000050168(EBL)784748(OCoLC)756484811(SSID)ssj0000554407(PQKBManifestationID)11330150(PQKBTitleCode)TC0000554407(PQKBWorkID)10512887(PQKB)10234477(MiAaPQ)EBC784748(Au-PeEL)EBL784748(CaPaEBR)ebr10500992(CaONFJC)MIL329700(EXLCZ)99255000000005016820110118d2011 uy 0engur|n|---|||||txtccrBetter than human[electronic resource] the promise and perils of enhancing ourselves /Allen BuchananNew York Oxford University Pressc20111 online resource (208 p.)Philosophy in action : small books about big ideasDescription based upon print version of record.0-19-979787-0 Includes bibliographical references and index.Cover; Contents; Preface; 1. Breathless Optimism, Hysterical Loathing; 2. Why Evolution Isn't Good Enough; 3. Changing Human Nature? Or: Unnatural Acts, and Not Just with Sheep Like Dolly; 4. Playing God, Responsibly; 5. Will the Rich Get Biologically Richer?; 6. Is Enhancement Corrupting?; 7. The Enhancement Enterprise; References; IndexIs it right to use biomedical technologies to make us better than well or even perhaps better than human? Should we view our biology as fixed or should we try to improve on it? College students are already taking cognitive enhancement drugs. The U.S. army is already working to develop drugs and technologies to produce ""super soldiers."" Scientists already know how to use genetic engineering techniques to enhance the strength and memories of mice and the application of such technologies to humans is on the horizon. In Better Than Human, philosopher-bioethicist Allen Buchanan grapples with thePhilosophy in action.BioethicsMedical innovationsMoral and ethical aspectsElectronic books.Bioethics.Medical innovationsMoral and ethical aspects.174.2Buchanan Allen E.1948-122364MiAaPQMiAaPQMiAaPQBOOK9910457747203321Better than human2276726UNINA