The Resource Enhancing human traits : ethical and social implications, edited by Erik Parens

Enhancing human traits : ethical and social implications, edited by Erik Parens

Label
Enhancing human traits : ethical and social implications
Title
Enhancing human traits
Title remainder
ethical and social implications
Statement of responsibility
edited by Erik Parens
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
New biotechnologies - ranging from genetic manipulation to pharmacology and new surgical techniques - are rapidly making it possible to enhance an individual's appearance, mood, mental and physical abilities, and even personality in ways previously only imagined. In this volume, scholars from philosophy, sociology, history, theology, women's studies, and law explore the looming ethical and social implications of these new biotechnologies
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
174/.25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418.5.M4
LC item number
E54 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Hastings Center studies in ethics
Label
Enhancing human traits : ethical and social implications, edited by Erik Parens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Introduction / Erik Parens -- Is Better Always Good? The Enhancement Project / Erik Parens -- What Does Enhancement Mean? / Eric T. Juengst -- Enhancements of Human Function: Some Distinctions for Policymakers / Dan W. Brock -- The Treatment/Enhancement Distinction as an Armament in the Policy Wars / David M. Frankford -- A Fatal Attraction to Normalizing: Treating Disabilities as Deviations from "Species-Typical" Functioning / Anita Silvers -- The Rhetoric of Cosmetic Surgery: Luxury or Welfare? / Kathy Davis -- Aspirin for the Mind? Some Ethical Worries about Psychopharmacology / Carol Freedman -- Do Means Matter / Ronald Cole-Turner -- Cosmetic Surgery, Suspect Norms, and the Ethics of Complicity / Margaret Olivia Little -- The Tyranny of Happiness: Ethics and Cosmetic Psychopharmacology / Carl Elliott -- Braveheart, Babe, and the Contemporary Body / Susan Bordo -- Enhancements and the Ethical Significance of Vulnerability / Gerald P. McKenny
  • Devices and Desires of Our Own Hearts / Mary G. Winkler
Control code
000013784908
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 258 p.
Isbn
9780878407033
Lccn
98016197
Other physical details
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.b18947347
System control number
  • 13784908lt
  • (OCoLC)38732289

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