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Anthropocentrism and the roots of resistance to both human bioenhancement and space colonization

Cirkovic, Milan M. (2020) Anthropocentrism and the roots of resistance to both human bioenhancement and space colonization. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Both human bioenhancement and human activities in space are two great projects of our species. Both are often motivated by exalted and noble purposes, the most important being the avoidance of the "ultimate harm" or a similar extremely undesirable outcome. Both projects are often met with fierce and even fanatical opposition. Motivations for opposition are heterogeneous – at least when surveyed superficially. This chapter puts forward the hypothesis that the ultimate source of this, often hysterical, opposition is anthropocentrism.


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Cirkovic, Milan M.mcirkovic@aob.rs0000-0002-6634-1321
Additional Information: Contribution to K. Szocik (ed.) "Human Enhancements for Space Missions. Lunar, Martian, and Future Missions to the Outer Planets", Springer, in press
Keywords: anthropocentrism - space ethics - astrobiology - space colonization - bioethics - global catastrophic risks
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Artificial Intelligence > AI and Ethics
Specific Sciences > Cultural Evolution
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Technology
Depositing User: Milan Cirkovic
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 04:48
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 04:48
Item ID: 17037
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Artificial Intelligence > AI and Ethics
Specific Sciences > Cultural Evolution
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Technology
Date: March 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17037

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