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Eilers, Miriam

The Human Enhancement Debate and Disability

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Table of contents

1. Refocusing the Enhancement Debate

1. Refocusing the Enhancement Debate
Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Miriam Eilers, Katrin Grüber

Part I. Norms and Body

2. On Unfamiliar Moral Territory: About Variant Embodiment, Enhancement and Normativity
Jackie Leach Scully

3. Improving Deficiencies? Historical, Anthropological, and Ethical Aspects of the Human Condition
Christina Schües

Part II. Case Studies

4. Good Old Brains: How Concerns About an Aging Society and Ideas About Cognitive Enhancement Interact in Neuroscience
Morten H. Bülow

5. The Making and Unmaking of Deaf Children
Sigrid Bosteels, Stuart Blume

6. Token of Loss: Enthography of Cancer Rehabilitation and Restoration of Affected Lives in Kenya
Benson A. Mulemi

7. Singing Better by Sacrificing Sex
Anna G. Piotrowska

Part III. Utopian Ideas and Real Embodiment

8. Mood Enhancement and the Authenticity of Experience: Ethical Considerations
Lisa Forsberg

9. Prometheus Descends: Disabled or Enhanced? John Harris, Human Enhancement, and the Creation of a New Norm
Trijsje Franssen

10. More Human than Human!: How Recent Hollywood Films Depict Enhancement Technologies — And Why
Kathrin Klohs

11. Transhumanism’s Anthropological Assumptions: A Critique
Nikolai Münch

12. Be Afraid of the Unmodified Body! The Social Construction of Risk in Enhancement Utopianism
Sascha Dickel

Keywords: Social Sciences, Medical Sociology, Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology, Surgery, Sociology of the Body, Sociology, general, Social Structure, Social Inequality

Editor
 
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
275 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137405531
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-48775-2

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