Is Human Nature Obsolete?: Genetics, Bioengineering, and the Future of the Human Condition (Basic Bioethics) by Harold W. Baillie (Editor), Timothy K. Casey (Editor)
Publisher: The MIT Press (October 1, 2004) | ISBN: 0262025698 | PDF | 3,7 Mb | 440 pages
As our scientific and technical abilities expand at breathtaking speeds, concern that modern genetics and bioengineering are leading us to a posthuman future is growing. Is Human Nature Obsolete? poses the overarching question of what it is to be human against the background of these current advances in biotechnology. Its perspective is philosophical and interdisciplinary rather than technical; the focus is on questions of fundamental ontological importance rather than the specifics of medical or scientific practice.