Religion and Human Enhancement

Death, Values, and Morality

  • Tracy J. Trothen
  • Calvin Mercer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. “Common Ground” between Transhumanism and Religions

  4. Desires and Values

  5. Moral Bioenhancement

  6. Longing for Immortality: Meanings of Death

  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Tracy J. Trothen
      Pages 319-329
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 331-377

About this book


This collection vigorously addresses the religious implications of extreme human enhancement technology. Topics covered include cutting edge themes, such as moral enhancement, common ground to both transhumanism and religion, the meaning of death, desire and transcendence, and virtue ethics. Radical enhancement programs, advocated by transhumanists, could arguably have a more profound impact than any other development in human history.

Reflecting a range of opinion about the desirability of extreme enhancement, leading scholars in the field join with emerging scholars to foster enhanced conversation on these topics.


Transhuman Futurism Technology Human Enhancement Cryogenics

Editors and affiliations

  • Tracy J. Trothen
    • 1
  • Calvin Mercer
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.East Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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