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The Future of Human Nature

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Recent developments in biotechnology and genetic research are raising complex ethical questions concerning the legitimate scope and limits of genetic intervention. As we begin to contemplate the possibility of intervening in the human genome to prevent diseases, we cannot help but feel that the human species might soon be able to take its biological evolution in its own ha ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published April 18th 2003 by Polity Press (first published 2001)
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Philippe-Antoine Hoyeck
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: critical-theory
The winter break is over. Time to put away the Star Wars novels and crack the Kant and Habermas back out.

The Future of Human Nature is Habermas’ sole foray into bioethics. It is also a bit of an anomaly in his body of work. Habermas has spent his career insisting on the distinction between ethics (Sittlichkeit) and morality (Moralität). Ethics, is his parlance, has to do with the good life and always refers to the self-understanding of a particular individual or group. It is therefore bound up w
Ferda Nihat Koksoy
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: philosophy
JÜRGEN HABERMAS, PhD, Prof, Filozof-Sosyolog, Frankfurt Felsefe Okulu Üyesi, Heidelberg-Frankfurt Universiteleri, Max-Planck Enstitüsü Direktörü, Amerikan Sanat-Bilim Akademisi Onur Üyesi, Alman Yayıncılar Birliği Barış Ödülü Sahibi; ALM-2001, TR-2003, Everest Yayın (2.Baskı), Çeviren: Kaan H. Öktem, 176 sf.
Kitaptan Alıntılar ve Sentezlerim:
-Kant'ın 'herkese adalet ve iyi-doğru hayat öğretisi' şeklinde tanımladığı etik, Adorno'ya göre bir tür hüzünlü bilim düzeyine düşmüş
Shannon White
Jun 24, 2007 rated it really liked it
extended essays often offer readers the opportunity to learn the bulletted points of a given philosophy without reading several thousands of pages of literature; this book/ extended essay, though written to address the ethical issues of genetic engineering, concisely exposes the reader to the methods and the most reputed insights of the frankfurt school's most influential, living philosopher: jurgen habermas. while i tend to have more of an appreciation for existentialism and post-modernism than ...more
Laura Trius
Mar 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
Leido a raíz de una asignatura de la universidad... su postura es interesante, pero no aporta soluciones. Aunque es de esperar, ya que ofrecer una respuesta posmetafísica a un tema de ética resulta difícil, por decirlo suavemente.

La argumentación está bien consolidada, pero se trata de una lectura extremadamente densa. Quizá más claridad le hubiese ayudado a transmitir mejor sus ideas y a evitar que el lector constantemente interrumpiese la lectura.

Se trata de un libro interesante pero que, seg
Nov 14, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Habermas cerca di opporre delle ragioni agli interventi genetici sull'uomo (ma anche alla diagnosi preimpianto o all'uso di embrioni umani per la ricerca scientifica) senza ricorrere ad argomenti religiosi o parareligiosi.
Impresa difficile e, per quanto mi riguarda, poco riuscita.
Sfrondato dai paramenti concettuali un po' fumosi tipici della filosofia continentale, il succo del ragionamento di Habermas è questo: se accettiamo interventi genetici (strumentali) su individui futuri, rischiamo di no
Batrakina Elyzaveta
Замечательная работа Ю.Хабермаса, вскрывающая все противоречия прогресса новейших биотехнологий. Грозит ли нам порабощение генно-технологической самоинструментализацией? Какие опасности для этического самопонимание несет овеществляющее обращение с едва зародившейся человеской жизнью? Станет ли это причиной усугубляющейся общественной десоциализации?Автор пытается найти ответы на эти и другие столь актуальные для нашего времени вопросы.
Oct 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-my-library
مدارس فلسفية كثيرة تتحدث في مستقبل الإنسان الطبيعي، وهذا الكتاب يسلط الضوء على آرائها ويناقشها في باب النسالة الليبرالية ويسلط الضوء على التعديل الجيني. أخذت الكتاب للتعرف على "كلمة" ومشروعها الجاد في الترجمة، وأعجبتني اللغة في الكتاب، إلا أن الموضوع نفسه كان صعبًا علي في بعض المواضيع.
Ivars Neiders
Jan 02, 2015 rated it liked it
The writing is sometimes unbearable, although some observations are valuable and interesting.
Jun 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
some new points of view comes with this book. Deserves your time for sure.
Mar 18, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: think-tank
I had a hard time understanding the point in several sections, and what I did understand, I mostly didn't like.
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Jürgen Habermas is a German sociologist and philosopher in the tradition of critical theory and American pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his work on the concept of the public sphere, the topic of his first book entitled The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. His work focuses on the foundations of social theory and epistemology, the analysis of advanced capitalistic societies ...more
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