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Human enhancement Study

In Ableism and general human performance enhancement; on July 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm

just out
Human Enhancement Study for Directorate General for internal policies, Policy Dept. A: Economic and Scientific Policy Science and Technology Options Assessments

AUTHORS
Mr Christopher COENEN (ITAS)
Ms Mirjam SCHUIJFF (Rathenau Institute)
Ms Martijntje SMITS (Rathenau Institute)
Mr Pim KLAASSEN (University of Amsterdam)
Mr Leonhard HENNEN (ITAS)
Mr Michael RADER (ITAS)
Mr Gregor WOLBRING (University of Calgary)

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/publications/studies/stoa2007-13_en.pdf

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A lot of Enhancement

In Ableism, Ableism and design, Ableism and general human performance enhancement; on May 24, 2009 at 5:18 am

Two recent issues of Journal of Evolution and Technology (JET)
link here
Becoming More Than Human: Technology and the Post-Human Condition Special Issue (Volume 19 Issue 1)

Intro: Sky Marsen “Introduction”

1-2: Cory Doctorow: “Leaving Behind More Than a Knucklebone”

3-7: Patrick D. Hopkins: “A Moral Vision for Transhumanism”

8-16: William Sims Bainbridge: “Cognitive Expansion Technologies”

17-27: Samuel H. Kenyon: “Would You Still Love Me If I Was A Robot?”

28-34: Riccardo Campa: “Pure Science and the Posthuman Future”

35-41: Gregory E. Jordan: “The Invention of Man: A Response to C. S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man”

42-50: Joseph Jackson: “The Amorality of Preference: A Response to the Enemies of Enhancement”

51-61: PJ Manney: “Empathy in the Time of Technology: How Storytelling is the Key to Empathy”

62-66: George Dvorsky: “Better Living through Transhumanism”

67-72: Nick Bostrom: “Letter from Utopia”
Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights (HETHR) Special Issue (Volume 18 Issue 1)

i-vi: James Hughes: “Introduction”

THE ETHICS OF ENHANCEMENT

1-9: Patrick Hopkins: “Is Enhancement Worthy of Being a Right?”

10-26: Fritz Allhoff: “Germ Line Genetic-Enhancement and Rawlsian Primary Goods”:

27-34: Martin Gunderson: “Enhancing Human Rights: How the Use of Human Rights Treaties to Prohibit Genetic Engineering Weakens Human Rights”

35-41: Patrick Lin and Fritz Allhoff: “Against Unrestricted Human Enhancement”

42-49: Fred Gifford: “Ethical Issues in Enhancement Research”

50-55: Aubrey de Grey: “Our Right to Life”

DEMOCRACY, DIVERSITY AND ENHANCEMENT

56-69: Gregory Fowler and Kirk Allison: “Technology and Citizenry: A Model for Public Consultation in Science Policy Formation”

70-78: Laura Colleton: “The Elusive Line Between Enhancement and Therapy and Its Effects on Health Care in the U.S.”

79-85: Anita Silvers: “The right not to be normal as the essence of freedom”

86-93: Martin Gunderson: “Genetic Engineering and the Consent of Future Persons”

COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT

94-107: Martine Rothblatt: “Are We Transbemans Yet?”

108-115: Mark Walker: “Cognitive Enhancement and the Identity Objection”

116-123: Eva Caldera: “Cognitive Enhancement and Theories of Justice: Contemplating the Malleability of Nature and Self”

124-128: Dawn Jakubowski: “Cognitive Enhancement and Liberatory Possibilities of Antidepressant Therapy”

129-142: George Dvorsky: “All Together Now: Considerations for biologically uplifting non-human animals”

Recent Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics issue

In Ableism, Conferences, Enhancement, Ethics, Law and public policy, Religion on October 15, 2008 at 7:50 pm

has different articles on different Religion’s views on enhancement.

see here

Two new pieces from me

In Ableism, Disability, Enhancement, Human nature on July 2, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Peer reviewed article
Is There an End to Out-Able? Is There an End to the Rat Race for Abilities?
whole issue on able

from my column
From morphological freedom to morphological judgment
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The Miracle of Bionics – Presenting Challenging Questions

In Ableism, Disability, Enhancement, NBICS, Pistorius, Sports on June 2, 2008 at 5:35 pm

another piece covering Bionic advances and that quotes me a lot that just came out.
more here
Cheers
Gregor
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What Sorts of Nano research: A code of conduct for responsible nanosciences and nanotechnologies research

In Ableism, Disability, Enhancement, Reports on May 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

here

and here

of interest to us
4.1.16 N&N research organisations should not undertake research aiming for non-therapeutic enhancement of human beings leading to addiction or solely for the illicit enhancement of the performance of the human body.

THis suggests that every other enhancement research is allowed like ‘therapeutic’ (who decides what is therapeutic), and non therapeutic work that is not used for doping purposes or leads to addictions.. Additions are mostly drug related at first glance but may be one say that one can become addicted to ones enhancements like emotionally addicted.

In general the section seem to give the go ahead to most enhancement work

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Cheers
Gregor