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Medical Enhancement and Posthumanity
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Medical Enhancement and Posthumanity (Hardback)

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As we are increasingly using new technologies to change ourselves beyond therapy and in accordance with our own desires, understanding the challenges of human enhancement has become one of the most urgent topics of the current age. This volume contributes to such an understanding by critically examining the pros and cons of our growing ability to shape human nature through technological advancements. The authors undertake careful analyses of decisive questions that will confront society as enhancement interventions using bio-, info-, neuro- and nanotechnologies become widespread in the years to come. They provide the reader with the conceptual tools necessary to address such questions fruitfully. What makes the book especially attractive is the combination of conceptual, historical and ethical approaches, rendering it highly original. In addition, the well-balanced structure allows both favourable and critical views to be voiced. Moreover, the work has a crystal clear structure. As a consequence, the book is accessible to a broad academic audience. The issues raised are of interest to a wide reflective public concerned about science and ethics, as well as to students, academics and professionals in areas such as philosophy, applied ethics, bioethics, medicine and health management.

Medical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophy Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Publication Date: 05/11/2008 ISBN-13: 9781402088513  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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