Morphological Freedom as a Basic Human Right: Three Arguments

18 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2017

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Krisztian Szabados

Doctoral School of Political Science, Corvinus University of Budapest

Date Written: November 21, 2017

Abstract

This paper presents an introduction to the concept of morphological freedom and its development through the analysis of three key transhumanist texts. It provides a narrower definition of morphological freedom, which is more suitable for theoretical, ethical and legal analysis than previous articulations of the concept. Focusing on the inequality critics of the concept, the paper presents a Rawlsian, a utilitarian and an egalitarian argument to prove that the the inequality critics are unsound, move afar from common sense logic or target not the concept of freedom, but rather the ways of exercising it. It concludes that it is morally justified that morphological freedom become a basic (human) right.

Keywords: transhumanism, morphological freedom, posthumanism, Rawls

Suggested Citation

Szabados, Krisztian, Morphological Freedom as a Basic Human Right: Three Arguments (November 21, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3091656 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3091656

Krisztian Szabados (Contact Author)

Doctoral School of Political Science, Corvinus University of Budapest ( email )

Hungary

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