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Genes, CRISPR/Cas 9, and Posthumans
Genes, CRISPR/Cas 9, and Posthumans

Author(s): Stefan Lorenz Sorgner
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: Genes; dignity; posthuman; emerging technologies; personhood;instrumentalization.;
Summary/Abstract: The following three re-evaluations lead to a radical paradigm shift which has occurred at least since Darwin’s times: 1. A move from a dualist anthropology towards a non-dualist one. 2. A radical increase of anthropotechniques with the power of enhancing human capacities so that the likelihood of the posthuman coming about can be increased. 3. The posthuman can come about by means of digital technologies or with the help of biotechnologies whereby the field of genetics, on which I focus here, is particularly relevantThese three basic insights lead to a massive number of intellectual, social, political, ethical, and economic challenges. In the following reflections, I will present a selection of emerging bioethical issues concerning gene technologies, in particular CRISPR/Cas 9, and how they can be addressed in an appropriate manner within a wider cultural context.

  • Page Range: 5-17
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English