Playing to lose: transhumanism, autonomy, and liberal democracy [long read]


The debate over human “enhancement,” or the biotechnological heightening of human abilities, is prominent in bioethics. The most controversial stance is transhumanism, whose advocates urge us to develop biotechnologies enabling the “radical” elevation of select capacities, above all, rationality.Transhumanists insist that their vision of the radical bioenhancement of human capacities is light-years removed from prior…

Playing to lose: transhumanism, autonomy, and liberal democracy [long read]

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