Inquiring into Human Enhancement : Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives.

By: Allouche, SylvieContributor(s): Gayon, Jean | Marzano, Michela | Goffette, Jérôme | Bateman, SimoneMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandHealth, Technology and Society: Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan Limited, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (290 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781137530073Subject(s): Genetic engineering | Human body -- Forecasting | Medical technologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inquiring into Human Enhancement : Interdisciplinary and International PerspectivesDDC classification: 300 LOC classification: H1-970.9Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
"Cover " -- "Title" -- "Copyright" -- "Contents" -- "List of Tables" -- "Series Editors’ Preface" -- "Acknowledgements" -- "Notes on Contributors" -- "Introduction" -- "Part I Human Enhancement: What Do We Mean?" -- "1 The Concept and Practices of Human Enhancement: What Is at Stake?" -- "2 Enhancement: Why We Should Distinguish Anthropotechnics from Medicine" -- "3 Why Do We Wish to be Enhanced?" -- "4 The Moral Ambiguity of Human Enhancement" -- "Part II Learning from Enhancement Practices" -- "5 A Scale and a Paradigmatic Framework for Human Enhancement" -- "6 From Repair to Enhancement: The Use of Technical Aids in the Field of Disability" -- "7 Brain–Machine Interface (BMI) as a Tool for Understanding Human–Machine Cooperation" -- "8Doping Behaviour as an Indicator of Performance Pressure" -- "Part III Visions of the Future: Lessons from Art and Fiction" -- "9 The Earth as Our Footstool: Visions of Human Enhancement in 19th and 20th Century Britain" -- "10 Transcendental Medicine versus the ‘Prisonhouse of the Flesh’: Enhancement in R.L. Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" -- "11 Biotechnology and the Future of Sport: A Scenario" -- "12 Adaptation and Emortality: Human Enhancement in Tales of the Biotech Revolution".
Summary: Human enhancement has become a major concern in debates about the future of contemporary societies. This interdisciplinary book is devoted to clarifying the underlying ambiguities of these debates, and to proposing novel ways of exploring what human enhancement means and understanding what practices, goals and justifications it entails.
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"Cover " -- "Title" -- "Copyright" -- "Contents" -- "List of Tables" -- "Series Editors’ Preface" -- "Acknowledgements" -- "Notes on Contributors" -- "Introduction" -- "Part I Human Enhancement: What Do We Mean?" -- "1 The Concept and Practices of Human Enhancement: What Is at Stake?" -- "2 Enhancement: Why We Should Distinguish Anthropotechnics from Medicine" -- "3 Why Do We Wish to be Enhanced?" -- "4 The Moral Ambiguity of Human Enhancement" -- "Part II Learning from Enhancement Practices" -- "5 A Scale and a Paradigmatic Framework for Human Enhancement" -- "6 From Repair to Enhancement: The Use of Technical Aids in the Field of Disability" -- "7 Brain–Machine Interface (BMI) as a Tool for Understanding Human–Machine Cooperation" -- "8Doping Behaviour as an Indicator of Performance Pressure" -- "Part III Visions of the Future: Lessons from Art and Fiction" -- "9 The Earth as Our Footstool: Visions of Human Enhancement in 19th and 20th Century Britain" -- "10 Transcendental Medicine versus the ‘Prisonhouse of the Flesh’: Enhancement in R.L. Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" -- "11 Biotechnology and the Future of Sport: A Scenario" -- "12 Adaptation and Emortality: Human Enhancement in Tales of the Biotech Revolution".

Human enhancement has become a major concern in debates about the future of contemporary societies. This interdisciplinary book is devoted to clarifying the underlying ambiguities of these debates, and to proposing novel ways of exploring what human enhancement means and understanding what practices, goals and justifications it entails.

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Sylvie Allouche, Université Catholique de Lyon, France.Simone Bateman, Centre for Research on Medicine, Science, Health, and Society (CERMES3), France.Christopher Coenen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France.T. Selim Eskiizmirlile, University Paris Diderot, France.Jean Gayon, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France.Jérôme Goffette, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, France.Patrick Laure, University of Lorraine, France.Eric De Léséleuc, National Higher Institute for Special Needs Education at Suresnes, France.Anne Marcellini, Lausanne University, Switzerland.Michela Marzano, Université Paris Descartes, France.Vincent Menuz, University of Zürich, Switzerland.Ruud ter Meulen, University of Bristol, UK.Jean-Noël Missa, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.Pascal Nouvel, University Paul Valéry of Montpellier, France.Brian Stableford, Independent Researcher.Myriam Winance, Centre for Research on Medicine, Science, Health, and Society (CERMES3), France.

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