Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution

Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution

Francis Fukuyama


A decade after his now-famous pronouncement of "the finish of history," Francis Fukuyama argues that due to biomedical advances, we face the potential of a destiny within which our humanity itself can be altered past acceptance. Fukuyama sketches a quick background of man's altering realizing of human nature: from Plato and Aristotle to the modernity's utopians and dictators who sought to remake mankind for ideological ends. Fukuyama argues that the power to govern the DNA of all of 1 person's descendants could have profound, and possibly bad, outcomes for our political order, no matter if undertaken with the simplest of intentions. In Our Posthuman Future, considered one of our best social philosophers starts off to explain the aptitude results of genetic exploration at the starting place of liberal democracy: the idea that humans are equivalent by means of nature.

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