Is human nature obsolete? : genetics bioengineering, and the future of the human condition / edited by Harold W. Baillie and Timothy K. Casey.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2005], ©2005.
Description
x, 422 pages ; 22 cm.

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Subject(s)
Related name
Series
Basic bioethics. [More in this series]
Notes
Papers from a conference held in spring 2001 at the University of Scranton.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
1. Introduction / Harold W. Baillie and Timothy K. Casey -- I. Historical perspectives -- 2. Nature, technology, and the emergence of cybernetic humanity / Timothy K. Casey -- 3. Nature and human nature / Mark Sagoff -- 4. Life sciences : discontents and consolations / Paul Rabinow -- 5. Genetic engineering and eugenics : the uses of history / Diane B. Paul -- II. Embodiment and self-identity -- 6. The body and the quest for control / Jean Bethke Elshtain -- 7. Visions and re-visions : life and the accident of birth / Richard M. Zaner -- 8. Aristotle and genetic engineering : the uncertainty of excellence / Harold W. Baillie -- III. Freedom and telos -- 9. Human recency and race : molecular anthropology, the refigured acheulean, and the UNESCO response to Auschwitz / Robert N. Proctor -- 10. Human nature in a post-human genome project world / Thomas A. Shannon -- 11. Telos, value, and genetic engineering / Bernard E. Rollin -- IV. Social and political critiques -- 12. Nature, sin, and society / Lisa Sowle Cahill -- 13. Human genetic intervention : past, present, and future / LeRoy Walters -- 14. Resistance is futile : the posthuman condition and its advocates / Langdon Winner.
ISBN
  • 0262524287 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0262025698 (alk. paper)
LCCN
2004040298
OCLC
54905564
RCP
C - S