Svetlana A. Khmelevskaya
Doctor of Science (Philosophy), Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
E-mail: xmelevsk [at] mail.ru
Abstract. The article attempts to conduct a balanced analysis of the impact of modern biomedical technologies on human corporeality from the perspective of its formation processes. On the one hand, there is a panic mood about the loss of the human proper in man due to the rapid development of biomedical technologies and the construction of human corporeality using them, and as a result, the adoption of measures to prevent radical modification of such corporeality. On the other hand, there are also excessive expectations for modern biomedical technologies that are ultimately, as supposed, to be able to make humans immortal. The task of the author of the article is to show that the scientists involved in biomedical are rather cautious about radical changes in human body, seeing the real risks from such intervention and the lack of clarity about the long-term consequences. At the same time, any interference with a person 's body must be based on respect for and observance of human rights and human dignity.
Keywords: human, Homo sapience species, human corporeality, designing of human, Biomedicine, biomedical technologies, human enhancement, cyborgs, panic expectations, euphoria, cautious forecasts, reflective knowledge, value knowledge.
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