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Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Nicholas Agar


The transformative potential of genetic and cybernetic technologies to enhance human capabilities is most often either rejected on moral and prudential grounds or hailed as the future salvation of humanity. In this book, Nicholas Agar offers a more nuanced view, making a case for moderate human enhancement—improvements to attributes and abilities that do not significantly exceed what is currently possible for human beings. He argues against radical human enhancement, or improvements that greatly exceeds current human capabilities. Agar explores notions of transformative change and motives for ... More

Keywords: Human Enhancement, Radical Enhancement, Cognitive Enhancement, Transformative Change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262026635
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Agar, author