Enhancing Our Way to Happiness?: Aristotle Versus Bacon on the Nature of True Happiness

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University Press of America, 2004 - 93 páginas
What does it mean to be happy? Today we are attempting to answer this question with our understanding of science in relation to self-fulfillment. In modern times, the concept of "self" has replaced the pre-modern idea of "soul." The notion of the "self" has had colossal implications concerning what we deem necessary to be happy. Author Kathy McReynolds argues that the modern self can indeed become self-fulfilled, but not truly happy, with the help of science, especially biotechnology. Happiness, according to Professor McReynolds, requires an understanding of the self as a soul, and also an understanding of the true nature of human activity. She draws upon the classical and modern theories of Aristotle and Francis Bacon to reconsider the idea of the soul. This book offers a unique perspective to the interesting and necessary discussion of the soul.
 

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Introduction
1
ARISTOTLE VERSES BACON
4
Extreme Makeover And The Baconian Tradition
9
ENHANCEMENTS ETHICS AND BACONS INFLUENCE
12
WHY WORRY ABOUT ENHANCEMENTS?
16
Francis Bacon On Conquering Nature
25
FRANCIS BACON IN HIS TIME
26
THE MECHANICAL ARTS MAGIC AND ALCHEMY
27
THE ARISTOTELIAN SOUL
48
ARGUMENTS AGAINST ARISTOTLE
49
ARGUMENTS SUPPORTING ARISTOTLE
51
THE SELF THE SOUL HAPPINESS AND ENHANCEMENTS
56
Aristotle On The Purpose of Medicine
59
MEDICINEA DISTINCT END SOCIAL POWER
60
ARISTOTLE AND THE END OF MEDICINE
63
HEALTH AS THE END OF MEDICINE
65

BACON VS ARISTOTLE
30
BACON ON THE HUMAN BEING
32
WHAT THE ANCIENTS KNOW THAT BACON DENIES
34
Aristotle On The Soul
41
THE BACONIAN SELF
43
SOME CONCEPTS CHALLENGED BY THE BACONIAN VIEW
46
Aristotle On The Ethics Of Happiness And Enhancements ETHICAL REFLECTION BEGINS WITH THE AGENT
73
WHO CONTROLS IT?
77
BACON AND ARISTOTLE COMPARED
79
Selected Bibliography
89
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Kathy McReynolds is Professor of Philosophy at Biola University. Professor McReynolds holds a doctorate in Religion and Social Ethics from the University of Southern California.

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