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Ethics of Human Enhancement: 25 Questions & Answers

Fritz Allhoff1 / Patrick Lin2 / James Moor3 / John Weckert4

1Western Michigan University

2California Polytechnic State University

3Dartmouth College

4Charles Sturt University

Citation Information: Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology. Volume 4, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1941-6008, DOI: 10.2202/1941-6008.1110, February 2010

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This paper presents the principal findings from a three-year research project funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) on ethics of human enhancement technologies. To help untangle this ongoing debate, we have organized the discussion as a list of questions and answers, starting with background issues and moving to specific concerns, including: freedom & autonomy, health & safety, fairness & equity, societal disruption, and human dignity. Each question-and-answer pair is largely self-contained, allowing the reader to skip to those issues of interest without affecting continuity.

Keywords: human enhancement; human engineering; nanotechnology; emerging technologies; policy; ethics; risk

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