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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

SNSF grant for the project 'Science Fiction and the Ethics of Human Enhancement'

Dr. Johann Roduit has been awarded an SNSF 'International Short Visit' grant (ISV) for the project entitled 'Science Fiction and the Ethics of Human Enhancement'. From mid-December 2015 to the end of February 2016, Dr. Roduit will be working on that project, at the University of Calgary, together with Prof. Walter Glannon.

The aim of this project is to look at how science fiction can help inform ethical arguments when considering the prospects of human enhancement. The philosophical work of Nicholas Agar, in Humanity’s End, will be compared with the fiction work of Andrew Niccol, with particular attention to the movies Gattaca, S1m0ne and In Time, movies that depict, one way or another, possible ethical problems with human enhancement.