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Readership: Scholars, physicians, and general readers with an interest in biomedical enhancment.
Allen Buchanan, Duke University
Allen Buchanan is the author of eleven books on bioethics and political philosophy. He has served on the Advisory Council for the National Human Genome Research Institute, Staff Philosopher for the President's Commission on Medical Ethics, and as consultant to President Barack Obama's Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
"I cannot do justice to the richness of Buchanan's analysis in the scope of this review. Buchanan is a first-class guide through the complex thicket of issues and arguments related to Biomedical Engineering." - Washington Independent Review of Books
Chapter One: Breathless Optimism, Hysterical Loathing
Chapter Two: Why Evolution Isn't Good Enough
Chapter Three: Changing Human Nature?
Chapter Four: Playing God, Responsibly
Chapter Five: Will the Rich Get Biologically Richer?
Chapter Six: Is Enhancement Corrupting?
Chapter Seven: The Enhancement Enterprise