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Author Cohen, Eric, 1977-

Title In the shadow of progress : being human in the age of technology / Eric Cohen
Edition First hardcover edition
Published New York : Encounter Books, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (181 pages)
Series New Atlantis books
New Atlantis Books.
Contents Part I: Science and the human prospect -- The spirit of modern science -- The human difference -- Part II: The ethics of progress -- Bioethics in wartime -- The embryo question -- Our genetic condition -- The commerce of the body -- A Jewish-Catholic bioethics? -- Part III: From generation to generation -- Why have children? -- In whose image shall we die?
Summary We live in an age of unprecedented human powerover birth and death, body and mind, nature and human nature. In every realm of life, science and technology have brought us remarkable advances and improvements: we are healthier, wealthier, and more comfortable than ever before. But our gratitude for the benefits of progress increasingly mixes with concern about the meaning and consequences of our newfound powers. If we can dream about a new age of genetic medicine, we can also shudder at a new age of weapons of mass destruction. As we welcome longer lives, we wonder if we will still value life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Progress.
Technology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008001919
ISBN 1594032882 (electronic bk.)
9781594032882 (electronic bk.)