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Beyond Therapy and Enhancement: The Alteration of Human Nature


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TitleBeyond Therapy and Enhancement: The Alteration of Human Nature
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsJotterand, Fabrice
JournalNanoEthics
Volume2
Start Page15
Issue1
Pagination15-23
Date Published06/2008
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN Number1871-4757
Abstract

The author argues that converging technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, and information systems have, not only the potential to improve therapy and enhance human performance, but also the potential of altering what it means to be human. The author looks at for different groups of concerns in relation to the development of a brain-computer interface, and finally argues that moral and philosophical reflections on nanotechnology and human enhancement should follow a procedural model based on managed consensus due to our pluralistic context.