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To what extent should we use technology to try to make better human beings? Because of the remarkable advances in biomedical science, we must now find an answer to this question.
Human enhancement aims to increase human capacities above normal levels. Many forms of human enhancement are already in use. Many students and academics take cognition enhancing drugs to get a com
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Hardcover, 423 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 8th 2009)
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A fascinating look at what the future might hold. Nice range of essays and viewpoints, although some are more readable than others. This is definitely not pop-science, and some essays were drier and more academic than others (if I could, I'd give it 3.5 stars as a result - one essay I had to skip totally). The focus is more skewed towards genetic enhancement than other enhancement technologies, but the concerns and principles hold across most areas of potential enhancement, leading to much to ...more
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Julian Savulescu is an Australian philosopher and bioethicist. He is Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford, Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University, and Head of the Melbourne–Oxford Stem Cell Collaboration, which is devoted to examining the ...more
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