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Truly Human Enhancement A Philosophical Defense of Limits

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ISBN-10: 0262026635

ISBN-13: 9780262026635

Edition: 2014

Authors: Nicholas Agar

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Description:

The transformative potential of genetic and cybernetic technologies to enhance humancapabilities is most often either rejected on moral and prudential grounds or hailed as the futuresalvation of humanity. In this book, Nicholas Agar offers a more nuanced view, making a case formoderate human enhancement -- improvements to attributes and abilities that do not significantlyexceed what is currently possible for human beings. He argues against radical human enhancement, orimprovements that greatly exceeds current human capabilities. Agar explores notions oftransformative change and motives for human enhancement; distinguishes between the instrumental andintrinsic value of enhancements; argues…    
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/13/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English