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Moral transhumanism.

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In its basic sense, the term "human" is a term of biological classification: an individual is human just in case it is a member of the species Homo sapiens. Its opposite is "nonhuman": nonhuman animals being animals that belong to other species than H. sapiens. In another sense of human, its opposite is "inhuman," that is cruel and heartless (cf. "humane" and "inhumane"); being human in this sense is having morally good qualities. This paper argues that biomedical research and therapy should ...

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10.1093/jmp/jhq052

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
The Journal of medicine and philosophy
Volume:
35
Issue:
6
Pages:
656-669
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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EISSN:
1744-5019
ISSN:
0360-5310
URN:
uuid:5146d02d-99b2-40b7-aa01-1c5c8b1adb81
Source identifiers:
192506
Local pid:
pubs:192506
Language:
English
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