Is Better Always Good? the Enhancement Project
Hastings Center Report. 1998 Jan-Feb; 28(1): S1-S17.
The following essay begins to say why and when it will sometimes make sense to worry about the prospect of aiming new biotechnologies at the enhancement of human capacities and traits. It grows out of a two-year, Hastings Center project, generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Behavior Control; Biomedical Technologies; Cosmetic Surgery; Drugs; Enhancement Technologies; Entrepreneurship; Ethical Analysis; Females; Genetic Enhancement; Genetic Intervention; Goals; Health; Health Care; Health Insurance; Humanities; Insurance; Justice; Life; Life Style; Medicine; Moral Complicity; Moral Policy; Motivation; Normality; Patient Care; Preventive Medicine; Psychoactive Drugs; Resource Allocation; Self Concept; Social Control; Social Impact; Social Problems; Socioeconomic Factors; Suffering; Surgery; Terminology; Values;