Aristotle's Complex Self: A Response to Fukuyama's Our Posthuman Future

In Our Posthuman Future, political economist Francis Fukuyama argues that the regulated development of biotechnology is the morally-appropriate compromise between its untenable prohibition and its unrestricted furtherance—an argument he predicates in part upon a separation between humanity and its environments that he attributes to Aristotle. This short work challenges this view of Aristotle by identifying in his works a much more complex connection between humanity and its surroundings, both natural and constructed, than the one Fukuyama presumes.