Dignity and Enhancement

@inproceedings{Bostrom2008DignityAE,
  title={Dignity and Enhancement},
  author={Nick Bostrom},
  year={2008}
}
D human enhancement threaten our dignity, as some prominent commentators have asserted? Or could our dignity perhaps be technologically enhanced? After disentangling several different concepts of dignity, this essay focuses on the idea of dignity as a quality, a kind of excellence admitting of degrees and applicable to entities both within and without the human realm. I argue that dignity in this sense interacts with enhancement in complex ways which bring to light some fundamental issues in… CONTINUE READING
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