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advancements in clinical technological know-how have afforded us the chance to enhance and improve the human species in methods unthinkable to prior generations. no matter if it is making alterations to mitochondrial DNA in a human egg, being prescribed Prozac, or having a facelift, our wish to stay longer, think larger and glance solid has provided philosophers, clinical practitioners and policy-makers with huge moral demanding situations. yet what precisely constitutes human development? What can we suggest once we speak of constructing "better" people? during this ebook Michael Hauskeller explores those questions and the tips of human reliable that underpin them. Posing a few difficult questions about the character of human enhancement, he interrogates the good judgment at the back of its approaches and examines the reasons in the back of its standards. wondering universal assumptions approximately what constitutes human development, Hauskeller asks even if the factors proposed by way of its advocates are convincing. The ebook attracts on fresh examine in addition to renowned representations of human enhancement from ads to the web, and offers a non-technical and obtainable survey of the problems for readers and scholars drawn to the ethics and politics of human enhancement.

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