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Authors: Evers, Kathinka
Title: Understanding epigenetic proaction : a reply to Stephan Schleim
Online publication date: 29-Nov-2016
Language: english
Abstract: Epigenetic proaction can be described as a way of steering evolution by influencing the cultural imprints stored in our brains. It is not to be confused with "human enhancement". It is a process on the societal level that need not conflict with the notion of autonomy, nor suggest any ßuperhuman" ideal. Risks of misuse justify precaution, not abandonment of constructive scientific pursuits. Scientific knowledge can help us improve our life conditions in the long-term. A naturalistic responsibility is born out of science's strong social relevance.
DDC: 100 Philosophie
100 Philosophy
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 05 Philosophie und Philologie
Place: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-552932
Version: Published version
Publication type: Buchbeitrag
License: in Copyright
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Citation: Open MIND
Metzinger, Thomas
Pages or article number: Kap. 13(R)
Publisher: MIND Group
Publisher place: Frankfurt am Main
Issue date: 2015
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Publisher DOI: 10.15502/9783958571006
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