Being human: Hyde book explores perfection

Michael Hyde, University Distinguished Professor of Communication Ethics, will sign copies of his new book, “Perfection: Coming to Terms with Being Human,” Feb. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Wake Forest Bookstore.

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In the book, published this month by Baylor University Press, Hyde explores the history of the idea of human perfection throughout Western philosophy, religion, science and art. He draws on figures from St. Augustine to Leonardo DaVinci to Mary Shelley and examines the consequences of the perfection driven impulse of medical science.

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