Enhancement for All? A Feminist Ethical Analysis of the Discourses and Practices of Democratic Transhumanism

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Publicerad: 2013-01-28


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Transhumanism is a sociopolitical movement that seeks to transform human beings into beings beyond the human condition through various technological means. Within this broader movement stand the democratic transhumanists; or technoprogressives; who believe that a social safety net and broad access to transhuman and related medical technologies are critical to both justice and the success of the transhumanist project. Feminists engaged in technological and political analysis often have much in common with technoprogressivism; but there are also significant points of disagreement. A liberal feminist ethical analysis of democratic transhumanism will highlight areas of both agreement and disagreement and will provide a potential roadmap for how to ethically engage the future of transhuman technologies.


Feminism; transhumanism; democracy; technoprogressivism; technology; bioethics


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