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The Resource Engineering the Human : Human Enhancement Between Fiction and Fascination, edited by Bert Jaap Koops, Christoph H. Lüthy, Annemiek Nelis, Carla Sieburgh, J.P.M. Jansen, Monika S. Schmid, (electronic resource)

Engineering the Human : Human Enhancement Between Fiction and Fascination, edited by Bert Jaap Koops, Christoph H. Lüthy, Annemiek Nelis, Carla Sieburgh, J.P.M. Jansen, Monika S. Schmid, (electronic resource)

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Engineering the Human : Human Enhancement Between Fiction and Fascination
Title
Engineering the Human
Title remainder
Human Enhancement Between Fiction and Fascination
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edited by Bert Jaap Koops, Christoph H. Lüthy, Annemiek Nelis, Carla Sieburgh, J.P.M. Jansen, Monika S. Schmid
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eng
Summary
In this book, the topic of human enhancement is discussed from a variety of perspectives – genetic, medical, philosophical, literary, sociological, and legal. It addresses not only those aspects that most immediately come to mind when one thinks of ‘human enhancement,’ such as genetic engineering, cloning, artificial implants and artificial intelligence, but also less obvious aspects including evolutionary perspectives in connection with the prolongation of the human lifespan, plastic surgery since its beginnings, and questions such as whether the distinction between ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ can really be drawn at all and how it has been conceived across the ages, or what the legal implications of recent developments and techniques are. Many chapters draw parallels to the representation of these developments in popular culture, from Jules Verne through Aldous Huxley to the movie Gattaca, addressing the hopes and fears that they reflect along with the question of how realistic they are. While all chapters were written by scientists at the top of their respective fields, all are accessible to a non-specialist audience and eminently readable. They represent a state-of-the art overview of questions that are of interest to a broad audience. The book thus targets a non-specialist audience with an interest in philosophical, sociological, scientific and legal issues involved in both traditional and recent matters concerning the desire of mankind to improve itself. It is unique in that it brings together all these aspects within a coherent and cohesive work
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Koops, Bert-Jaap
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0
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QH359-425
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non fiction
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  • Lüthy, Christoph H.
  • Nelis, Annemiek.
  • Sieburgh, Carla.
  • Jansen, J.P.M.
  • Schmid, Monika S.
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  • Life sciences
  • Human genetics
  • Biology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Applied psychology
  • Life Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Human Genetics
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Social Sciences, general
  • Biological Psychology
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Engineering the Human : Human Enhancement Between Fiction and Fascination, edited by Bert Jaap Koops, Christoph H. Lüthy, Annemiek Nelis, Carla Sieburgh, J.P.M. Jansen, Monika S. Schmid, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Towards Homo Manufactus? An Introduction to this Volume -- Historical and Philosophical Reflections on Natural, Enhanced and Artificial Men and Women -- Changing the Body Through the Centuries -- Human Enhancement in Future Explorations -- Genetic Enhancement of Human Beings: Reality or Fiction? Gulliver’s Next Travels: A Journey into the Land of Biomaterials and Synthetic Life -- Human Robots and Robotic Humans -- Human Enhancement, Evolution and Lifespan: Evolving Towards Immortality? Opting for Prevention: Human Enhancement and Genetic Testing -- A Unique Copy: The Life and Identity of Clones in Literary Fiction -- Parents’ Responsibility for Their Choices Regarding the Enhancement of Their Child -- Concerning ‘Humans’ and ‘Human’ Rights. Human Enhancement from the Perspective of Fundamental Rights -- Conclusion: The Debate About Human Enhancement
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unknown
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VI, 199 p. 10 illus., 4 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783642350962
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-3-642-35096-2
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-35096-2
Label
Engineering the Human : Human Enhancement Between Fiction and Fascination, edited by Bert Jaap Koops, Christoph H. Lüthy, Annemiek Nelis, Carla Sieburgh, J.P.M. Jansen, Monika S. Schmid, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Towards Homo Manufactus? An Introduction to this Volume -- Historical and Philosophical Reflections on Natural, Enhanced and Artificial Men and Women -- Changing the Body Through the Centuries -- Human Enhancement in Future Explorations -- Genetic Enhancement of Human Beings: Reality or Fiction? Gulliver’s Next Travels: A Journey into the Land of Biomaterials and Synthetic Life -- Human Robots and Robotic Humans -- Human Enhancement, Evolution and Lifespan: Evolving Towards Immortality? Opting for Prevention: Human Enhancement and Genetic Testing -- A Unique Copy: The Life and Identity of Clones in Literary Fiction -- Parents’ Responsibility for Their Choices Regarding the Enhancement of Their Child -- Concerning ‘Humans’ and ‘Human’ Rights. Human Enhancement from the Perspective of Fundamental Rights -- Conclusion: The Debate About Human Enhancement
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
VI, 199 p. 10 illus., 4 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783642350962
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-35096-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-642-35096-2

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