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Tom Sparrow
Slippery Rock University
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The debate over human genetic engineering and enhancement has evolved to the point where dismissive critics have yielded some ground to proponents of engineering programs and their vision of our posthuman future. This is not to say that either human engineering programs or posthumanism has become mainstream but that we have reached a point in history where it is not genetic engineering that conjures dystopian futures in our moral imaginations but the absence of human genetic enhancement. As Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu, chair of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University, have argued in Unfit for the Future, if we do not morally enhance human nature, we will remain incapable of...
Keywords disability  phenomenology  racial embodiment  genetic engineering  genetic enhancement  philosophy of race
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DOI 10.3138/ijfab.2018.01.02
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