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Health, Technology and Society

Inquiring into Human Enhancement

Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

Authors: Allouche, S., Gayon, J., Marzano, M., Goffette, J.

Editors: Bateman, Simone (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Bateman, Simone (et al.)

  • The Concept and Practices of Human Enhancement: What Is at Stake?

    Pages 19-37

    Bateman, Simone (et al.)

  • Enhancement: Why We Should Distinguish Anthropotechnics from Medicine

    Pages 38-59

    Goffette, Jérôme

  • Why Do We Wish to be Enhanced?

    Pages 60-85

    Menuz, Vincent

  • The Moral Ambiguity of Human Enhancement

    Pages 86-99

    Meulen, Ruud

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inquiring into Human Enhancement
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives
Authors
Editors
  • Simone Bateman
Series Title
Health, Technology and Society
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53007-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137530073
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53006-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 278
Topics