Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 October 2014

216 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190211745

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Shaping Our Selves

On Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking

Erik Parens

  • Offers a habit of thinking about bioethical controversies that resists, for as long as possible, choosing sides
  • Uses examples of surgical and pharmacological efforts to shape our selves
  • Draws on the author's extensive personal and professional experience grappling with the issues
  • Borrows insights from a broad range of literatures, including disability studies, psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy

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