New technologies like genome editing raise complex ethical questions that go the heart of debates over so-called “human nature” and evolution. Philosopher of science Tim Lewens considers how the latest innovations affect received notions of what is and what is not natural.
is Professor of Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University and Principal Investigator for the ERC-funded project A Science of Human Nature? (2011-2016). He is the author of The Meaning of Science (Pelican, 2015), Cultural Evolution: Conceptual Challenges and The Biological Foundations of Bioethics (both published by Oxford University Press, 2015).