Transhumanism, medical technology and slippery slopes

@article{McNamee2006TranshumanismMT,
  title={Transhumanism, medical technology and slippery slopes},
  author={Mike J McNamee and Steven D. Edwards},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={513 - 518}
}
In this article, transhumanism is considered to be a quasi-medical ideology that seeks to promote a variety of therapeutic and human-enhancing aims. Moderate conceptions are distinguished from strong conceptions of transhumanism and the strong conceptions were found to be more problematic than the moderate ones. A particular critique of Boström’s defence of transhumanism is presented. Various forms of slippery slope arguments that may be used for and against transhumanism are discussed and one… Expand

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