Human Enhancement and the Proper Response to Climate Change

James FANCIULLO*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Several philosophers have argued that human enhancements should be considered a potential solution to climate change. In this paper, I consider one such argument offered by S. Matthew Liao, Anders Sandberg, and Rebecca Roache. I argue that, while their argument is plausible, we have an even stronger reason to consider enhancements a potential solution. In particular, enhancements could align our interests with the promotion of a proper response to climate change: if enhancements were in our interest to adopt and also reduced the pernicious effects of climate change, then it would, indirectly, become in our interest to reduce those effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-96
Number of pages12
JournalEthics, Policy and Environment
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • climate change
  • collective action
  • enhancements
  • Human enhancement
  • interest-altering

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