Inquiring into Human Enhancement

Health, Technology and Society
Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives
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Introduction; Simone Bateman, Jean Gayon, Sylvie Allouche, Jérôme Goffette, Michela Marzano




PART I: HUMAN ENHANCEMENT: WHAT DO WE MEAN?


1. The Concept and Practices of Human Enhancement: What is at Stake?; Simone Bateman and Jean Gayon


2. Enhancement: Why We Should Distinguish Anthropotechnics from Medicine; Jérôme Goffette


3. Why Do We Wish to Be Enhanced; Vincent Menuz


4. The Moral Ambiguity of Human Enhancement; Ruud ter Meulen





PART II: LEARNING FROM ENHANCEMENT PRACTICES


5. A Scale and a Paradigmatic Framework for Human Enhancement; Pascal Nouvel


6. From Repair to Enhancement: The Use of Technical Aids in the Field of Disability; Myriam Winance, Anne Marcellini and Eric de Léséleuc


7. BMI (Brain-Machine Interface) as a Tool for Understanding Human-Machine Cooperation; Selim Eskiizmirliler and Jérôme Goffette


8. Doping Behavior as an Indicator of Performance Pressure; Patrick Laure and Sylvie Allouche





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; Christopher Coenen


10. Transcendental Medicine Versus the ' 'Prisonhouse of the Flesh ' ': Enhancement in R.L. Stevenson ' 's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay


11. Biotechnology and the Future of Sport: A Scenario; Jean-Noël Missa


12. Adaptation and Emortality: Human Enhancement in ' 'Tales of the Biotech Revolution ' '; Brian Stableford
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.
Editiert von: Simone Bateman, Sylvie Allouche, Jean Gayon, Michela Marzano, Jérôme Goffette
Edited By Simone Bateman, Jean Gayon, Sylvie Allouche, Jérôme Goffette and Michela Marzano

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Autor: Simone Bateman
ISBN-13 :: 9781137530066
ISBN: 1137530065
Verlag: Springer Palgrave Macmillan, Palgrave Macmillan UK, Macmillan Education
Gewicht: 491g
Seiten: 278
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1st ed. 2015
Sonstiges: Buch, 225x145x18 mm
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