I am broaching – and over the next week or two will be reading – a huge collection of essays edited by Julian Savulescu, Ruud ter Meulen, and Guy Kahane: Enhancing Human Capacities (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).
One of the books I’m working on is Humanity Enhanced, under contract to MIT Press, so I’m updating my reading in the field … and this volume edited by Savulescu, ter Meulen, and Kahane is now one of the must-reads in the literature.
I expect to be commenting on various chapters quite frequently as I work my way through and digest the arguments.
Most of the book arises from presentations at workshops organised in Europe a few years ago under the ENHANCE project (full title, Enhancing Human Capacities: Ethics, Regulation and European Policy). This seems to have led to an exciting, comprehensive … and daunting … collection.
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