The Human Enhancement Debate and Disability

New Bodies for a Better Life

  • Miriam Eilers
  • Katrin Grüber
  • Christoph Rehmann-Sutter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Refocusing the Enhancement Debate

    1. Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Miriam Eilers, Katrin Grüber
      Pages 1-20
  3. Norms and Body

  4. Case Studies

  5. Utopian Ideas and Real Embodiment

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-257

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

cancer children Moral neuroscience society utopia

Editors and affiliations

  • Miriam Eilers
    • 1
  • Katrin Grüber
    • 2
  • Christoph Rehmann-Sutter
    • 3
  1. 1.Ruhr-University BochumGermany
  2. 2.Institut Mensch, Ethik und WissenschaftBerlinGermany
  3. 3.University of LübeckGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137405531
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48775-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-40553-1
  • About this book