Ethical Aspects of Human Enhancement

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To create new technologies and develop science to help society deal with some of our deficiencies like crime, or deviance of our personalities like psychopathy is a task that requires philosophy contribution. I will argue that are inconsistencies in a few authors that currently writes about these themes that compromises the results of these ideas. Although I’m personally an enthusiast of technology, a philosophical analyze must be made about the use of new robotic devices or medical techniques to enhance human beings and society. Thinkers that are originating new possibilities for the use of computing science should not only look for the future use of some of the wonderful that humanity might have, but also look back and reflect about philosophical difficulties that are intriguing. [Read more…]

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Metaphysical considerations on animal ethics

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Μη τα πελωρια μετρα γαιης υπο σην φρενα βαλλου*

Ου γαρ αληθειης φυτον ενι χθονι

Direct not your attention to the immense measures of the earth; for the plant of truth is not in the Earth

 Πατηρ ου φοβον ενθρωσκει, πειθω δ επιχεει.

 The father did not hurl forth fear, but infused persuasion

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So many philosophers have contributed to enhance the study of animal ethics, but I will argue in this article that it does exist some questions that must be answered. The most important thing to me is that these thinkers don’t take on account the totality of things envolved, in another word, they ignore the whole world and the universe in which humans and animals live together. Without this, we hardly would get some answers why animal ethics does matter. [Read more…]