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The Ethics of Human Enhancement: Understanding the Debate

Steve Clarke, Julian Savulescu, Tony Coady, Alberto Giubilini, and Sagar Sanyal


We humans can enhance some of our mental and physical abilities above the normal upper limits for our species with the use of particular drug therapies and medical procedures. We will be able to enhance many more of our abilities and be able to do so in more ways in the not-too-distant future. Some commentators have welcomed the prospect of human enhancement technologies becoming widely used, while others have viewed it with alarm and have made clear that they find human enhancement morally objectionable. Unfortunately the debate over the ethics of human enhancement appears to have reached an ... More

Keywords: drug therapies, intellectual traditions, bioethicists, philosophers, human enhancement, people with disabilities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198754855
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754855.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Clarke, editor
Charles Sturt University

Julian Savulescu, editor
University of Oxford

Tony Coady, editor
University of Melbourne

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