Political Minimalism and Social Debates: The Case of Human-Enhancement Technologies

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 14 (3):347-357 (2017)

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Javier Rodríguez
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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A faulty understanding of the relationship between morality and politics encumbers many contemporary debates on human enhancement. As a result, some ethical reflections on enhancement undervalue its social dimensions, while some social approaches to the topic lack normative import. In this essay, I use my own conception of the relationship between ethics and politics, which I call “political minimalism,” in order to support and strengthen the existing social perspectives on human-enhancement technologies.
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