Inquiring into Human Enhancement

Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

  • Simone Bateman
  • Jean Gayon
  • Sylvie Allouche
  • Jérôme Goffette
  • Michela Marzano

Part of the Health, Technology and Society book series (HTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Simone Bateman, Jean Gayon, Sylvie Allouche, Jérôme Goffette, Michela Marzano
      Pages 1-16
  3. Human Enhancement: What Do We Mean?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Vincent Menuz
      Pages 60-85
    3. Ruud ter Meulen
      Pages 86-99
  4. Learning from Enhancement Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Myriam Winance, Anne Marcellini, Éric de Léséleuc
      Pages 119-137
    3. Patrick Laure, Sylvie Allouche
      Pages 161-180
  5. Visions of the Future: Lessons from Art and Fiction

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-278

About this book


Human enhancement has become a major concern in debates about the future of contemporary societies. This interdisciplinary book is devoted to clarifying the underlying ambiguities of these debates, and to proposing novel ways of exploring what human enhancement means and understanding what practices, goals and justifications it entails.


behavior biotechnology Moral morality mortality Nation

Editors and affiliations

  • Simone Bateman
    • 1
  • Jean Gayon
    • 2
  • Sylvie Allouche
    • 3
  • Jérôme Goffette
    • 4
  • Michela Marzano
    • 5
  1. 1.Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneFrance
  3. 3.Université Catholique de LyonFrance
  4. 4.Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1France
  5. 5.Université Paris DescartesFrance

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