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Better than human : the promise and perils of enhancing ourselves / Allen Buchanan.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Philosophy in action.
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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 174.2 BUCHANAN (Text) 33946003257339 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 0190664045
  • ISBN: 9780190664046
  • Physical Description: xii, 199 pages ; 18 cm.
  • Edition: [Paperback edition]
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Preface to the paperback edition -- Preface -- Breathless optimism, hysterical loathing -- Why evolution isn't good enough -- Changing human nature? or, Unnatural acts, and not just with sheep like Dolly -- Playing God, responsibly -- Will the rich get biologically richer? -- Is enhancement corrupting? -- The enhancement enterprise.
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In Better than Human, philosopher-bioethicist Allen Buchanan grapples with the ethical dilemmas of the biomedical enhancement revolution. Biomedical enhancement revolution. Biomedical enhancements can make us smarter, have better memories, be stronger, quicker, have more stamina, live much longer, avoid the frailties of aging, and enjoy richer emotional lives. In spite of the benefits that biomedical enhancements may bring, many people instinctively reject them. Some worry that we will lose something important--our appreciation for what we have or what makes human beings distinctively valuable.
Subject: Bioethics.
Medical innovations > Moral and ethical aspects.

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