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Why we should save the anthropocentric person

Simon Woods

in From reason to practice in bioethics: An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096235
eISBN:
9781781708392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096235.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This essay begins by acknowledging the fresh and provocative contribution made to bioethics by John Harris’s book The Value of Life but it goes on to take a more critical look at Harris’s concept of ... More


Two Ideals of Human Enhancement

Nicholas Agar

in Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026635
eISBN:
9780262318976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter presents two ideals that compete to direct the enhancement of human beings. According to the objective ideal, an enhancement has prudential value commensurate with the degree to which it ... More


Toward eco-justice for all

Rob White

in Environmental harm: An eco-justice perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300403
eISBN:
9781447307853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300403.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This concluding chapter begins with the observation that when dealing with environmental harms described and examined in this book, there are tensions both within and between the three approaches to ... More


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