"Commentary on '(Trans-)Humanism"

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Diane B. Paul

 (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

"Commentary on  '(Trans-)Humanism"


Paper presented to the conference:

"Crafting Humans:From Genesis to Eugenics and Beyond"

8-10 September 2011, Queens College, Oxford


Second Annual Conference of the Berendel Foundation, in association with the Centre for health Medicine and Society and History of Race and Eugenics Research Group at Oxford Brookes University, the University of Oxford, and the Wellcome Trust


Short Bio:Diane B. Paul is Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Research Associate in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.  Her research, which focuses on historical and policy issues in genetics, has appeared in a wide range of historical, policy-oriented, and scientific journals.  Her books include Controlling Human Heredity: 1865 to the Present(1995) and The Politics of Heredity: Essays on Eugenics, Biomedicine, and the Nature-Nurture Debate(1998).



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