Agar, Nicholas Liberal Eugenics In Defence of Human Enhancement
1. Auflage Oktober 2004 30,90 Euro 2004. 216 Seiten, Softcover ISBN 978-1-4051-2390-7 - John Wiley & Sons
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Langtext In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children's characteristics.
* Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan 'Brave New World' or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past * Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view * Considers real contemporary cases of parents choosing what kind of child to have * Uses 'moral images' as a way to get readers with no background in philosophy to think about moral dilemmas * Provides an authoritative account of the science involved, making the book suitable for readers with no knowledge of genetics * Creates a moral framework for assessing all new technologies
Aus dem Inhalt Preface and Acknowledgments.
Chapter 1: Genius sperm, eugenics, and enhancement technologies.
Chapter 2: A pragmatic optimism about enhancement technologies.