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HumanaMente Issue 26 / May 2014

Reframing the Debate on Human Enhancement


Special Issue HUMANA.MENTE (Issue 26 - May 2014)
Edited by Fiorella Battaglia, Antonio Carnevale

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Fiorella Battaglia, Antonio Carnevale
Epistemological and Moral Problems with Human Enhancement


Volker Gerhardt
Technology as a Medium of Ethics and Culture

Nikil Mukerji, Julian Nida-Rümelin
Towards a Moderate Stance on Human Enhancement

Christopher Coenen
Transhumanism and its Genesis: The Shaping of Human Enhancement Discourseby Visions of the Future

Barbara Henry
Human Enhancement and the Post-Human; the Converging and Diverging Pathways of Human, Hybrid and Artificial Anthropoids

David-Jack Fletcher
Transhuman Perfection: The Eradication of Disability Through Transhuman Technologies

Jan-Christoph Heilinger
Anthropological Arguments in the Ethical Debateabout Human Enhancement

William Sims Bainbridge
Identity Expansion and Transcendence

Roberto Mordacci
Cognitive Enhancement and Personal Identity

Anna Gotlib
Girl, Pixelated - Narrative Identity, Virtual Embodiment, and Second Life

Filippo Santoni de Sio, Philip Robichaud, Nicole A. Vincent
Who Should Enhance? Conceptual and Normative Dimensions of Cognitive Enhancement

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner
Is there a “Moral Obligation to Create Children with the Best Chance of the Best Life”?

Fox Swindells
Economic Inequality and Human Enhancement Technology

Nathan Van Camp
How Liberal is (the Liberal Critique of) a Liberal Eugenics?

Alberto Pirni
Towards a “Human Enhancement Society”? Opportunities for an Aristotelian Approach to Frame the Question

Pericle Salvini
Human Presence and Robotic Mediations: An Alternative Framework for Explicating Human Enhancement


Jacopo Branchesi
Human being @ Risk. Enhancement, Technology, and the Evaluation of Vulnerability Transformations
by Mark Coeckelbergh

Laura Crompton
Unfit for the Future
by Persson & Savulescu

Matthias Moosburger
Körper 2.0
by Karin Harrasser

Marco Nuzzaco
Wittgenstein in Exile
by James C. Klagge