Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2016

216 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190645892

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Shaping Our Selves

On Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking

Erik Parens

  • Discusses the use of surgery and pharmacology to shape our selves in new ways
  • Forges a middle path between critics of an enthusiasts about human enhancement and technologically shaping selves
  • Draws on the author's extensive personal and professional experience grappling with the issues
  • Offers an accessible account of heated debates in contemporary bioethics
  • Draws from a broad range of literatures and approaches, from literary theory to pyschology, bioethics, and philosophy

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