Human Enhancement: The Nature of the Debate
The debate over the morality of human enhancement, and what constitute acceptable enhancements and what fundamentally alters our essence as human beings is, not surprisingly, a heated one. Broadly, the debate can be broken down into two sides: the bioconservatives, including thinkers such as Francis Fukuyama, Leon Kass, Jürgen Habermas and Charles Krauthammer; and the transhumanists led by theorists such as Nick Bostrom, Ray Kurzweil and John Harris. Naturally, there are also some more intermediate, nuanced positions, but the two extremes serve as a good starting point for introducing the debate.
KeywordsHuman Nature Human Dignity Human Enhancement Enhancement Technology Human Enhancement Technology
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