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Better than human [[electronic resource] ] : the promise and perils of enhancing ourselves / / Allen Buchanan

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Autore: Buchanan Allen E. <1948-> Visualizza persona
Titolo: Better than human [[electronic resource] ] : the promise and perils of enhancing ourselves / / Allen Buchanan Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: New York, : Oxford University Press, c2011
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (208 p.)
Disciplina: 174.2
Soggetto topico: Bioethics
Medical innovations - Moral and ethical aspects
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: 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; Index
Sommario/riassunto: Is 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 the
Titolo autorizzato: Better than human  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-283-29700-0
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910806204103321
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Serie: Philosophy in action.