Nanotechnology: Beyond Human Nature?
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Nanotechnology plays an important role in today’s society because it allows convergence to the nanoscale, that is to say to the level of atoms and molecules, as part of a miniaturization trend; and also because it is being used for improving human performance or enhancement. Nanotechnology will have a tremendous impact thanks to its potentialities, and the human desire for enhancement - and for some even the desire to reach a posthuman stage. Since nanotechnology-based human applications – cyborgs and implants – might represent a threat to what defines us as humans, namely our human nature, a different approach on the distinction between therapy and enhancement is needed in order to handle those applications in a wiser and more responsible way. This thesis will work on such approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Centrum för tillämpad etik , 2007. , 63 p.
nanotechnology, posthuman, therapy, enhancement, cyborg, ethics
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-9174ISRN: LIU-CTE-AE-EX--07/08--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-9174DiVA: diva2:23789
2007-05-31, CTE Conference Room, Key, LiU, Linköping, 13:00