Is Human Nature Obsolete? Genetics, Bioengineering, and the Future of the Human Condition
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Description: What does it mean to be human against a background of current advances in biotechnology? 'Is Human Nature Obsolete?' takes a philosophical perspective, with the focus on questions of fundamental ontological importance rather than specifics of medical or scientific practice.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/8/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Harold W. Baillie is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Scranton.
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