Justifying Human Enhancement

In Max More & Natasha Vita‐More (eds.), The Transhumanist Reader. Oxford: Wiley. pp. 291–301 (2013)
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There are various aspects of the debate on human enhancements that frustrate the possibility of reaching consensus on their value, and I will focus on two of the more crucial obstacles: (a) the need to rationalize medical resources and (b) the concern that such use would be the first step on a “slippery slope” to some undesirable end. Respectively, the decision to permit unfettered access to enhancements relies on being able to devote resources to such modifications and attending to the concern that such access would not lead to the collapse of healthcare or generally making society worse off.



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