9780190664046-0190664045-Better than Human: The Promise and Perils of Biomedical Enhancement (Philosophy in Action)

Better than Human: The Promise and Perils of Biomedical Enhancement (Philosophy in Action)

ISBN-13: 9780190664046
ISBN-10: 0190664045
Edition: Reprint
Author: Buchanan, Allen
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190664046
ISBN-10: 0190664045
Edition: Reprint
Author: Buchanan, Allen
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Buchanan, Allen wrote Better than Human: The Promise and Perils of Biomedical Enhancement (Philosophy in Action) comprising 216 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190664045 and 9780190664046. Since then Better than Human: The Promise and Perils of Biomedical Enhancement (Philosophy in Action) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.28 or rent at the marketplace.

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In Better than Human?, noted bioethicist Allen Buchanan grapples with the ethical dilemmas of the medical revolution now upon us. Biomedical enhancements, he writes, can make us smarter, have better memories, be stronger, quicker, have more stamina, live much longer, be more resistant to disease and to the frailties of aging, and enjoy richer emotional lives. They can even improve our character, or at least strengthen our powers of self-control. In spite of the benefits that biomedical enhancements may bring, many people instinctively reject them. Some worry that we will lose something important-our appreciation for what we have or what makes human beings distinctively valuable. To think clearly about enhancement, Buchanan argues, we have to acknowledge that nature is a mixed bag and that our species has many "design flaws". We should be open to the possibility of becoming better than human, while never underestimating the risk that our attempts to improve may backfire.

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