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Title The ethics of human enhancement : understanding the debate / edited by Steve Clarke, Julian Savulescu, C.A.J. Coady, Alberto Giubilini, and Sagar Sanyal.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Subject Humanistic ethics.
Biomedical Enhancement.
Genetic Engineering -- ethics.
Biotechnology -- ethics.
Alt Name Clarke, Steve, 1964-
Savulescu, Julian,
Coady, C. A. J.,
Giubilini, Alberto,
Sanyal, Sagar,
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; The Ethics of Human Enhancement: Understanding the Debate; Copyright; Preface; References; Contents; Notes on Contributors; 1: Challenging Human Enhancement; 1.1 Human Enhancement: Mapping the Terrain; 1.2 Conservatism: from the French Revolution to the Biotechnology Revolution; 1.3 Instrumentalist versus Substantive Bioethics; 1.4 Playing God; 1.5 The Wisdom of Intuitions and Emotions; 1.5.1 Intuition, Emotion, and Mystery; Appeals to Literature; 1.6 Human Dignity and Human Nature in the Enhancement Debate; 1.6.1 Dignity of Human Nature; 1.6.2 Foundations of Human Dignity.
1.6.3 Views on Human Dignity among Proponents of Human Enhancement1.7 Restrictive (Non-conservative) Positions on Human Enhancement; 1.7.1 Egalitarian Concerns; 1.7.2 Utilitarian Concerns; 1.7.3 Balancing Principles; 1.7.4 Autonomy and Moral Equality; 1.7.5 Unintended Bad Consequences and Futility; 1.7.6 The Old Eugenics and the New; 1.8 The Affective Revolution in Moral Psychology and the Conservative/Liberal Divide; 1.8.1 Relevant Evidence from Moral Psychology and Neuroscience; 1.8.2 Possible Objections; References; Section I: Understanding the Debate.
2: Reason, Emotion, and Morality: Some Cautions for the Enhancement Project2.1 Introduction; 2.2 S ketching the Tradition; 2.3 The Turn to Neuroscience; 2.4 The Nature of Emotions; References; 3: Repugnance as Performance Error: The Role of Disgust in Bioethical Intuitions; 3.1 Arguments from Repugnance; 3.2 Disgust Experiments; 3.3 Disgust's Influence Tempered; 3.4 Performance Errors and Exogenous Factors; 3.5 Disgust's Performance; 3.6 Conclusion; References; 4: Reasons, Reflection, and Repugnance; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Kass on Repugnance, Moral Judgement, and Wisdom.
4.3 Affect-Based Accounts of Moral Judgement: Social Intuitionism4.4 Wise Intuitions and Unwise Reflection; 4.5 Problems for Kass: Unwise Intuitions; 4.6 Reason-Tracking vs. Reason-Responding; 4.7 Wisdom: a Closer Analysis; 4.8 Wisdom and Repugnance Reconsidered; 4.9 Conclusion; References; 5: A Natural Alliance against a Common Foe? Opponents of Enhancement and the Social Model of Disability; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Normal and Abnormal; 5.3 Unconditional Parental Acceptance; 5.4 Conclusion; References; 6: Playing God: What is the Problem?; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 What is Nature?
6.3 Humans Are Not Part of Nature6.4 Humans Are Part of Nature; 6.5 The Controlled/Uncontrolled Distinction; 6.6 Back to Playing God; 6.7 Examples; 6.8 Conclusion; References; 7: Conservative and Critical Morality in Debate about Reproductive Technologies; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Conservativism in Debates about Assisted Insemination and Reproductive Technologies; 7.3 Critical Morality in Debates about AID and Reproductive Technologies; 7.4 Defending the Conservative Intuition; 7.5 Conclusions; References; 8: Human Enhancement: Conceptual Clarity and Moral Significance; 8.1 Introduction.
Summary An international team of ethicists refresh the debate about human enhancement by examining whether resistance to the use of technology to enhance our mental and physical capabilities can be supported by articulated philosophical reasoning, or explained away, e.g. in terms of psychological influences on moral reasoning.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 17, 2016).
ISBN 9780191070976 (electronic bk.)
0191070971 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 960210112
Additional Format Original 9780198754855 019875485X (OCoLC)952182583

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