Smurfs, Cyborgs and Changelings: Prospects of Human Enhancement Retrospected
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This article stems from the impression of being condemned to late and moralizing reactions in regard to advances in the life sciences.We suggest a return to a speculative and theoretical approach in posing the question(s) of the limit of possible thinking of the enhanced human. This return allows for the possibility to show, not just inductively, but “clearly and distinctly,” the specific justifications and lines of reasoning of anthropocentric prejudice or species narcissism. It also enables us to move freely and precisely along the limits of thinking the human/non-human. In this way, we hope to put forward a few markers or guideposts that would further the debate about notions of human enhancement.