1. Smart People / Cognitive Enhancement
2. Good People / Moral Enhancement 3. Pretty People / Aesthetic Enhancement 4. Healthy People / Immuno-Enhancement 5. Synthetic People / Creating Life from Scratch Conclusion
Jonathan Anomaly is Associate Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and a visiting scholar at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford University. He is the co-editor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (2015).
"This is an excellent, indeed outstanding little book. I am very
familiar with the literature on biomedical enhancement, and before
I read this manuscript, I was doubtful that there is anything
really new and important to say about the topic. I was wrong. By
focusing on collective action problems and negative externalities,
Anomaly has done a great service."
Allen Buchanan, University of Arizona
"Thoughtful and provocative, Creating Future People makes
a bold case in favour of altering our genome to benefit individuals
and society as a whole. Combining insights from philosophy, biology
and economics, Anomaly shines a light on many neglected aspects of
genetic modification - including the potential for collective
action problems and network effects. The book provides a timely
addition to an increasingly important global debate."
Christopher Gyngell, University of Melbourne
". . . an excellent contribution to the ongoing debate about the
ethics of genetic enhancement. The book's brevity-under 100 pages
of main text-is a real virtue, since the author covers an
extraordinary amount of ground with clear, concise and robust
argumentation. It is beautifully written and combines in exemplary
fashion philosophical rigour with scientific literacy."
David Archard in Bioethics