Many people feel uneasy about enhancement technologies, yet have a hard time explaining why. This unease is often less with the technologies themselves than about the desires and aspirations that they express. I suggest here that we can diagnose the source of that unease by looking at three themes that emerge in Taylor's writings about the making of the modern self: the importance of social recognition, the ethics of authenticity, and the rise of instrumental reason.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Medicine and Philosophy|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2011|
- Charles Taylor
- enhancement technologies