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|| Includes bibliographical references.
|| Natural Imperfection and Human Longing -- The Human Being and The Life Cycle -- Living Well.
|| [This book] brings the best writings in the humanities to a college audience. Each chapter presents a question or topic central to the human experience, among them "The Search for Perfection," "Are We Our Bodies?," "Vulnerability and Suffering," and "Human Dignity." To guide students as they read these influential works, every selection is prefaced by a concise headnote and thoughtful discussion questions. How shall we promote and protect human flourishing in a world of ever-emerging technologies? At what point should we limit our quest for physical and mental perfection? Drawing on the insights of great thinkers throughout the ages, [this book] can help give readers a solid understanding of what it means to be human, both in the past and into the future. College courses, from Humanities to Bioethics to Freshman Composition, will benefit from this ... collection.-Back cover.
"Being human : core readings in the humanities : readings from the president's Council on Bioethics."
New York :
W.W. Norton & Co.,