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  1. Authenticity and Ambivalence: Toward Understanding the Enhancement Debate.Erik Parens - 2005 - Hastings Center Report 35 (3):34-41.
    : The differences between critics and proponents of enhancement technologies are easily overblown. Both sides of this debate share the moral ideal of being "authentic" to oneself. They differ in how they prefer to understand authenticity, but even this difference is not as stark as it sometimes seems.
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  2. On Good and Bad Forms of Medicalization.Erik Parens - 2013 - Bioethics 27 (1):28-35.
    The ongoing ‘enhancement’ debate pits critics of new self-shaping technologies against enthusiasts. One important thread of that debate concerns medicalization, the process whereby ‘non-medical’ problems become framed as ‘medical’ problems.In this paper I consider the charge of medicalization, which critics often level at new forms of technological self-shaping, and explain how that charge can illuminate – and obfuscate. Then, more briefly, I examine the charge of pharmacological Calvinism, which enthusiasts, in their support of technological self-shaping, often level at critics. And (...)
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    Special Supplement: Is Better Always Good? The Enhancement Project.Erik Parens - 1998 - Hastings Center Report 28 (1):S1.
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    Authenticity and Ambivalence: Toward Understanding the Enhancement Debate.Erik Parens - 2005 - Hastings Center Report 35 (3):34.
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    The Goodness of Fragility: On the Prospect of Genetic Technologies Aimed at the Enhancement of Human Capacities.Erik Parens - 1995 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 5 (2):141-153.
  6. Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights.Erik Parens & Adrienne Asch (eds.) - 2000 - Georgetown University Press.
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    Sequencing Newborns: A Call for Nuanced Use of Genomic Technologies.Josephine Johnston, John D. Lantos, Aaron Goldenberg, Flavia Chen, Erik Parens & Barbara A. Koenig - 2018 - Hastings Center Report 48 (S2):S2-S6.
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    Special Supplement: The Disability Rights Critique of Prenatal Genetic Testing Reflections and Recommendations.Erik Parens & Adrienne Asch - 1999 - Hastings Center Report 29 (5):S1.
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    Models of Consent to Return of Incidental Findings in Genomic Research.Paul S. Appelbaum, Erik Parens, Cameron R. Waldman, Robert Klitzman, Abby Fyer, Josue Martinez, W. Nicholson Price & Wendy K. Chung - 2014 - Hastings Center Report 44 (4):22-32.
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    Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing.Erik Parens & Josephine Johnston (eds.) - 2019 - Oxford University Press.
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    Choosing Flourishing: Toward a More "Binocular" Way of Thinking About Disability.Erik Parens - 2017 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 27 (2):135-150.
    It is hardly news to readers of this collection that in bioethics there has been a long-standing debate between people who can seem to be arguing "for" disability and people who can seem to be arguing "against" it. Those who have argued for have often been disability scholars and those who have argued against have often been philosophers of a utilitarian bent. At least since the mid 2000s, some disability scholars and some philosophers of a utilitarian bent have sought to (...)
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    Genetic Differences and Human Identities.Erik Parens - 2004 - Hastings Center Report 34 (S1):4-35.
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    Incidental Findings in the Era of Whole Genome Sequencing?Erik Parens, Paul Appelbaum & Wendy Chung - 2013 - Hastings Center Report 43 (4):16-19.
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    Sequencing Newborns: A Call for Nuanced Use of Genomic Technologies.Josephine Johnston, John D. Lantos, Aaron Goldenberg, Flavia Chen, Erik Parens, Barbara A. Koenig, Members of the Nsight Ethics & Policy Advisory Board - forthcoming - Zygon.
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    The Ethics of Memory Blunting and the Narcissism of Small Differences.Erik Parens - 2010 - Neuroethics 3 (2):99-107.
    At least since 2003, when the US President’s Council on Bioethics published Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness , there has been heated debate about the ethics of using pharmacology to reduce the intensity of emotions associated with painful memories. That debate has sometimes been conducted in language that obfuscates as much as it illuminates. I argue that the two sides of the debate actually agree that, in general, it is good to reduce the emotional intensity of memories (...)
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  16. Toward a More Fruitful Debate About Enhancement.Erik Parens - 2009 - In Julian Savulescu & Nick Bostrom (eds.), Human Enhancement. Oxford University Press. pp. 181--197.
     
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    Taking Behavioral Genetics Seriously.Erik Parens - 1996 - Hastings Center Report 26 (4):13-18.
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    Special Supplement: Genetic Differences and Human Identities: On Why Talking About Behavioral Genetics Is Important and Difficult.Erik Parens - 2004 - Hastings Center Report 34 (1):S1.
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    Neuroimaging:Beginning to Appreciate Its Complexities.Erik Parens & Josephine Johnston - 2014 - Hastings Center Report 44 (s2):S2-S7.
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    Should We Hold the (Germ) Line?Erik Parens - 1995 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 23 (2):173-176.
    In 1982, the President's Commission produced its report on human gene therapy. One of that report's recommendations was to expand the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee to the National Institutes of Health to include a subcommittee on human gene therapy. In 1984, the Human Gene Therapy Subcommittee was established, and in 1989 it produced a document—“Points to Consider for Protocols for the Transfer of Recombinant DNA into Human Subjects”—that stated the RAC's position on what sorts of protocols it would approve.In assessing (...)
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    Drifting Away From Informed Consent in the Era of Personalized Medicine.Erik Parens - 2015 - Hastings Center Report 45 (4):16-20.
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    Troubled Children: Diagnosing, Treating, and Attending to Context.Erik Parens & Josephine Johnston - 2011 - Hastings Center Report 41 (2):S4-S31.
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    Troubled Children: Diagnosing, Treating, and Attending to Context. A Hastings Center Special Report.Erik Parens & Josephine Johnston - 2011 - Hastings Center Report 41 (2).
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    The Need for Moral Enhancement.Erik Parens - 2013 - The Philosophers' Magazine 62 (62):114-117.
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    Respecting Children with Disabilities—and Their Parents.Erik Parens - 2009 - Hastings Center Report 39 (1):22-23.
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    The Pluralist Constellation.Erik Parens - 1995 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 4 (2):197.
    I work at a research institute where the staff spends its time thinking about ethical issues that arise with progress in medicine, the life sciences, and technology. After such thinking, we make public policy recommendations. We pride ourselves in the diversity of our staff: there is a doctor, a lawyer, a linguistic anthropologist, a political scientist, a theologian, some philosophers, and so on. Both men and women do research and we are religiously diverse: Catholics, Jews, Protestants, and atheists.
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    Should We Hold the (Germ) Line?Erik Parens - 1995 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 23 (2):173-176.
    In 1982, the President's Commission produced its report on human gene therapy. One of that report's recommendations was to expand the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee to the National Institutes of Health to include a subcommittee on human gene therapy. In 1984, the Human Gene Therapy Subcommittee was established, and in 1989 it produced a document—“Points to Consider for Protocols for the Transfer of Recombinant DNA into Human Subjects”—that stated the RAC's position on what sorts of protocols it would approve.In assessing (...)
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    Alzheimer's Disease and Personhood.Erik Parens - 2013 - Hastings Center Report 43 (1):1 - p.
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    Living with the Ancient Puzzle.Erik Parens - 2014 - Hastings Center Report 44 (s2):S50-S52.
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    How Long Has This Been Going On? Disability Issues, Disability Studies, and Bioethics.Erik Parens - 2001 - American Journal of Bioethics 1 (3):54-55.
    (2001). How Long Has This Been Going On? Disability Issues, Disability Studies, and Bioethics. The American Journal of Bioethics: Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 54-55.
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    The Need for Moral Enhancement. [REVIEW]Erik Parens - 2013 - The Philosophers' Magazine 62:114-117.
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  32. Creativity, Gratitude and the Enhancement Debate: On the Fertile Tension Between Two Ethical Frameworks.Erik Parens - 2005 - In Judy Illes (ed.), Neuroethics: Defining the Issues in Theory, Practice, and Policy. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Field Notes.Erik Parens - 2007 - Hastings Center Report 37 (2):1-1.
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    Field Notes.Erik Parens - 2005 - Hastings Center Report 35 (1):1-1.
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    Field Notes.Erik Parens - 2008 - Hastings Center Report 38 (6):2-2.
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    Special Supplement: Reprogenetics and Public Policy: Reflections and Recommendations.Erik Parens & Lori P. Knowles - 2003 - Hastings Center Report 33 (4):S1.
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    The Authors Reply.Paul S. Appelbaum, Wendy Chung, Abby J. Fyer, Robert L. Klitzman, Josue Martinez, Erik Parens, W. Nicholson Price & Cameron Waldman - 2015 - Hastings Center Report 45 (1):4-4.
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    Do Think Twice: Kramer and Shenk on Depression.Erik Parens - 2007 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 50 (2):295-307.
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    What Differences Make a Difference?Erik Parens - 1998 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 7 (1):1-6.
    Four years ago The Hastings Center initiated a That project gave the Center staff a chance to explore one swath of the theoretical literature concerning how members of democratic regimes ought to think about and respond to the differences among themselves. Much of that literature, produced by philosophers like Charles Taylor, Martha Nussbaum, and John Kekes, is wonderfully articulate about difference in general. But it is nearly silent about how particular categories of difference actually make a difference in the lives (...)
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    Recommendations for Responsible Development and Application of Neurotechnologies.Sara Goering, Eran Klein, Laura Specker Sullivan, Anna Wexler, Blaise Agüera Y. Arcas, Guoqiang Bi, Jose M. Carmena, Joseph J. Fins, Phoebe Friesen, Jack Gallant, Jane E. Huggins, Philipp Kellmeyer, Adam Marblestone, Christine Mitchell, Erik Parens, Michelle Pham, Alan Rubel, Norihiro Sadato, Mina Teicher, David Wasserman, Meredith Whittaker, Jonathan Wolpaw & Rafael Yuste - forthcoming - Neuroethics:1-22.
    Advancements in novel neurotechnologies, such as brain computer interfaces and neuromodulatory devices such as deep brain stimulators, will have profound implications for society and human rights. While these technologies are improving the diagnosis and treatment of mental and neurological diseases, they can also alter individual agency and estrange those using neurotechnologies from their sense of self, challenging basic notions of what it means to be human. As an international coalition of interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners, we examine these challenges and make (...)
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    Laughter in the Best Medicine.Joyce A. Griffin, Susan Gilbert, Nora Porter, Nancy Berlinger, Mary Crowley, Josephine Johnston, Thomas H. Murray & Erik Parens - forthcoming - Hastings Center Report.
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    What Would a Thought Look Like?Joyce A. Griffin, Susan Gilbert, Nora Porter, Nancy Berlinger, Mary Crowley, Josephine Johnston, Thomas H. Murray & Erik Parens - forthcoming - Hastings Center Report.
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    How to Think About Stemming an Insurgency.Gregory E. Kaebnick, Eric F. Trump, Nora Porter, Joyce Griffin, Bruce Jennings, Karen J. Maschke, Thomas H. Murray & Erik Parens - forthcoming - Hastings Center Report.
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    Autonomous Consumers.Erik Parens - 1994 - Hastings Center Report 24 (4):3.
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    Admiring Dan's Creation.Erik Parens - 2019 - Hastings Center Report 49 (5):6-7.
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  46. About Enhancement.Erik Parens - 2009 - In Julian Savulescu & Nick Bostrom (eds.), Human Enhancement. Oxford University Press. pp. 181.
     
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    An Introduction to Thinking About Trustworthy Research Into the Genetics of Intelligence.Erik Parens & Paul S. Appelbaum - 2015 - Hastings Center Report 45 (S1):S2-S8.
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    About The Special Report.Erik Parens - 2020 - Hastings Center Report 50 (S1):inside_front_cover-inside_front_.
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    Bioethicists Are More Like Bricoleurs Than Engineers: Reflections on Fredrik Svenaeus' Phenomenological Bioethics.Erik Parens - 2019 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 28 (4):479-486.
    In America in the 1960s, ethics was out of fashion. Scientists tended to think it was as wooly and "ideological" as religion, and many philosophers agreed. But advances in the biosciences and biotechnologies made the need for ethical reflection hard to ignore. Ethics needed what today we would call rebranding.The new field devoted to questions arising with advances in the biosciences and biotechnologies would be called "bioethics." As theologian Warren Reich put it when reflecting back on the birth of bioethics (...)
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  50. Book Reviews-Enhancing Human Traits: Ethical and Social Implications.Erik Parens & David B. Resnik - 2000 - Bioethics 14 (1):93-95.
     
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