Our posthuman future : consequences of the biotechnology revolution / Francis Fukuyama

Author(s): Fukuyama, Francis
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Subjects: Biotechnology--Social aspects
Social change--History--20th century
Social history--1945-
Social norms--History--20th century
Social integration
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2002
LC Classification: T, TP
Physical Description: xiii, 256 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Pt. I. Pathways to the Future
1. A Tale of Two Dystopias 3
2. Sciences of the Brain 18
3. Neuropharmacology and the Control of Behavior 41
4. The Prolongation of Life 57
5. Genetic Engineering 72
6. Why We Should Worry 84
Pt. II. Being Human
7. Human Rights 105
8. Human Nature 129
9. Human Dignity 148
Pt. III. What to Do
10. The Political Control of Biotechnology 181
11. How Biotechnology Is Regulated Today 195
12. Policies for the Future 203
Notes 219
Bibliography 243
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Consequences of the biotechnology revolution
Notes: ISBN: 0374236437
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-256)
Contents: A tale of two dystopias -- Sciences of the brain -- Neuropharmacology and the control of behavior -- The prolongation of life -- Genetic engineering -- Why we should worry -- Human rights -- Human nature -- Human dignity -- The political control of biotechnology -- How biotechnology is regulated today -- Policies for the future
OCLC Number: 49502279
ISBN/ISSN: 0374236437