Human Enhancement as Techno-Anthropology par excellence

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    A wide array of Human Enhancement technologies emerging almost simultaneously in different fields of research and engineering heralds a second era of bioethics. Whereas the first era – beginning in the early 1980’es – evolved around ethical deliberations on artificial human fertilization and end of life issues, now the attention focus more on the dilemmas posed by engineered changes of the interface between man and his mechanized environment.
    Developing in this interface Human Enhancement explicitly evokes technoantropological studies and goes to the core of what this discipline is all about. The Article briefly discusses three – out of several – central ethical categories at stake: authenticity, fairness and enchantment
    Translated title of the contributionOptimering af Mennesket som Tekno-antropologi par excellence
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWhat is Techno-Anthropology? : Hvad er Teknoantropologi?
    EditorsBotin Lars, Børsen Tom
    Place of PublicationAalborg
    PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
    Publication date2013
    ISBN (Print)978-87-7112-123-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    SeriesSerie om Lærings-, forandrings- og organisationsudviklingsprocesser/Series in Transformational Studies

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