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Ethics of Human Enhancement: 25 Questions & Answers

Fritz Allhoff / Patrick Lin / James Moor / John Weckert
Published Online: 2010-02-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1941-6008.1110

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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Published Online: 2010-02-10


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

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