Princeton University Library Catalog

Enhancing evolution : the ethical case for making better people / John Harris.

Author:
Harris, John, 1945- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2007.
Description:
xvi, 242 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"Decisive biotechnological interventions in the lottery of human life - to enhance our bodies and brains and perhaps irreversibly change our genetic makeup - have been widely rejected as unethical and undesirable, and have often met with extreme hostility. But in Enhancing Evolution, leading bioethical John Harris dismantles objections to genetic engineering, stem-cell research, designer babies, and cloning to make a forthright, sweeping, and rigorous ethical case for using biotechnology to improve human life."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-238) and index.
Contents:
1. Has Humankind a Future? -- 2. Enhancement Is a Moral Duty -- 3. What Enhancements Are and Why They Matter -- 4. Immortality -- 5. Reproductive Choice and the Democratic Presumption -- 6. Disability and Super-Ability -- 7. Perfection and the Blue Guitar -- 8. Good and Bad Uses of Technology -- 9. Designer Children -- 10. The Irredeemable Paradox of the Embryo -- 11. The Obligation to Pursue and Participate in Research.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780691128443 (alk. paper)
  • 0691128448 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2007928679
OCLC:
154694580
RCP:
C - S