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How to be Good: The Possibility of Moral Enhancement

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2018.04.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Harris, How to be Good: The Possibility of Moral Enhancement, Oxford University Press, 2016, 195pp., $40.00, ISBN 9780198707592. Reviewed by Daniel Moseley, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill John Harris's influential work on human enhancement has strongly advocated the development, use, and exchange of human enhancement technologies. The types of enhancement that are of interest are biomedical interventions, including gene therapies, pharmaceuticals, and robotic neural implants, that are used to improve human capacities beyond what is necessary to achieve or maintain health or "normal functioning". For over thirty years, Harris has defended human enhancement projects in four books and over a hundred articles. The present volume is unique in this body of work in that it takes a more cautious stance regarding moral enhancements than he has taken toward other forms of human enhancement, such. . .

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