The Human Enhancement Debate and Disability

New Bodies for a Better Life

Editors: Eilers, M., Grüber, K., Rehmann-Sutter, C. (Eds.)

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About this book

Improving human characteristics goes beyond compensating for an impairment. This book explores the rich and complex relationship between enhancement and impairment, showing that the study of disability offers new ways of thinking about the social and ethical implications of improving the human condition.

About the authors

Stuart Blume, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Sigrid Bosteels, University College of West Flanders, Belgium Morten Hillgaard Bülow, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Sascha Dickel, Institute of Ecological Economy Research, Germany Lisa Forsberg, King's College London, UK Trijsje Franssen, University of Exeter, UK Kathrin Klohs, University of Basel, Switzerland Nikolai Münch, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Germany Anna G. Piotrowska, Jagiellonian University, Poland Christina Schües, University of Lübeck, Germany Jackie Leach Scully, Newcastle University, UK Tom Shakespeare, World Health Organization, UK

Reviews

"An important and welcome development to see a selection of studies that explores how bioethics and disability studies can influence each other to ask new questions." - Disability and Society


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Refocusing the Enhancement Debate

    Rehmann-Sutter, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • On Unfamiliar Moral Territory: About Variant Embodiment, Enhancement and Normativity

    Scully, Jackie Leach

    Pages 23-37

  • Improving Deficiencies? Historical, Anthropological, and Ethical Aspects of the Human Condition

    Schües, Christina

    Pages 38-63

  • Good Old Brains: How Concerns About an Aging Society and Ideas About Cognitive Enhancement Interact in Neuroscience

    Bülow, Morten H.

    Pages 67-80

  • The Making and Unmaking of Deaf Children

    Bosteels, Sigrid (et al.)

    Pages 81-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Human Enhancement Debate and Disability
Book Subtitle
New Bodies for a Better Life
Editors
  • M. Eilers
  • K. Grüber
  • C. Rehmann-Sutter
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40553-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137405531
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40552-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48775-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 257
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