Ethics of Human Enhancement: 25 Questions & Answers


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Fritz Allhoff, J.D., Ph.D.
Western Michigan University
Patrick Lin
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
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This paper presents the principal findings from a three-year research project funded by the US National Science Foundation 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.
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