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The Ethics of Human Enhancement

Forum for European Philosophy Consilience Dialogue

Date: Tuesday 30 October 2012 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Nick Bostrom, Professor Anne Kerr
Chair: Dr Kristina Musholt 

This dialogue will consider how issues related to human enhancement fit into the bigger picture of humanity’s future, including the risks and opportunities that will be created by future technological advances. It will question the individualistic logic of human enhancement and consider the social conditions and consequences of enhancement technologies, both real and imagined.

Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School.

Anne Kerr is Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEenhance

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043. 

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