Enhancing Evolution

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September 2010



John Harris defends biotechnological intervention that could allow us to live longer and have a healthier and happier life.


Preface to the Paperback Edition ix Foreword by Steve Rayner xix Acknowledgments xxv Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Has Humankind a Future? 8 Chapter 2: Enhancement Is a Moral Duty 19 Chapter 3: What Enhancements Are and Why They Matter 36 Chapter 4: Immortality 59 Chapter 5: Reproductive Choice and the Democratic Presumption 72 Chapter 6: Disability and Super-Ability 86 Chapter 7: Perfection and the Blue Guitar 109 Chapter 8: Good and Bad Uses of Technology 123 Chapter 9: Designer Children 143 Chapter 10: The Irredeemable Paradox of the Embryo 160 Chapter 11: The Obligation to Pursue and Participate in Research 184 Notes 207 Bibliography 227 Index 239


John Harris is the Lord David Alliance Professor of Bioethics at the University of Manchester School of Law, joint editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Ethics, and a member of Britain's Human Genetics Commission. His many books include On Cloning and Clones, Genes, and Immortality.


John Harris...assumes not only that biotechnological enhancement is going to happen but that we have a moral obligation to make it happen.--Scientific American
EAN: 9780691148168
ISBN: 0691148163
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University Press Group Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2010
Format: kartoniert
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