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Enhancing Evolution - The Ethical Case for Making Better People (Paperback, Revised edition) Loot Price: R423
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Enhancing Evolution - The Ethical Case for Making Better People (Paperback, Revised edition): John Harris

Enhancing Evolution - The Ethical Case for Making Better People (Paperback, Revised edition)

John Harris

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In "Enhancing Evolution," leading bioethicist John Harris dismantles objections to genetic engineering, stem-cell research, designer babies, and cloning and makes an ethical case for biotechnology that is both forthright and rigorous. Human enhancement, Harris argues, is a good thing--good morally, good for individuals, good as social policy, and good for a genetic heritage that needs serious improvement. "Enhancing Evolution" defends biotechnological interventions that could allow us to live longer, healthier, and even happier lives by, for example, providing us with immunity from cancer and HIV/AIDS. Further, Harris champions the possibility of influencing the very course of evolution to give us increased mental and physical powers--from reasoning, concentration, and memory to strength, stamina, and reaction speed. Indeed, he says, it's not only morally defensible to enhance ourselves; in some cases, it's morally obligatory.

In a new preface, Harris offers a glimpse at the new science and technology to come, equipping readers with the knowledge to assess the ethics and policy dimensions of future forms of human enhancement.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: 2010
Authors: John Harris
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 272
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-14816-8
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Bio-ethics
Books > Professional & Technical > Biochemical engineering > Biotechnology > Genetic engineering
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
LSN: 0-691-14816-3
Barcode: 9780691148168

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