The Case for Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Human Enhancement by Johann RoduitThe Case for Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Human Enhancement by Johann Roduit

The Case for Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Human Enhancement

byJohann Roduit

Hardcover | February 22, 2016

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The author critically examines what role the notion of perfection should play in the debate regarding the ethics of human enhancement. He argues that the concept of «human perfection» needs to be central when morally assessing human enhancements. This anthropological ideal provides an additional norm to evaluate enhancing interventions, extending the well-established bioethical principles of autonomy, justice, and safety.
Johann A. R. Roduit is Managing Director of the Center for Medical Humanities at the University of Zurich. He is also the co-founder of Neohumanitas, an international think tank fostering discussion about emerging technologies. He is currently leading the science communication project superhumains.ch.
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Title:The Case for Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Human EnhancementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.47 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:February 22, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631671504

ISBN - 13:9783631671504

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Table of Contents

Contents: Human enhancement: living up to the ideal human? – Human enhancement and perfection – Evaluating human enhancements: the importance of ideals – Getting rid of problematic conceptions of perfection – Defending a particular view of perfection.

Editorial Reviews

«Roduit’s perfectionist account of enhancement is a very welcome conceptual novelty. The book deserves to be widely read. It should generate a richer, if not perfect, debate on human enhancement.» (Nicholas Agar, Victoria University of Wellington)