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Agar, Nicholas
Liberal Eugenics
In Defence of Human Enhancement

1. Auflage Oktober 2004
33,90 Euro
2004. 216 Seiten, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-2390-7 - John Wiley & Sons

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In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends theidea that parents should be allowed to enhance theirchildren's characteristics.* Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan 'Brave NewWorld' or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past* Written from a philosophically and scientifically informedpoint of view* Considers real contemporary cases of parents choosing what kindof child to have* Uses 'moral images' as a way to get readers with nobackground in philosophy to think about moral dilemmas* Provides an authoritative account of the science involved,making the book suitable for readers with no knowledge ofgenetics* Creates a moral framework for assessing all newtechnologies

Aus dem Inhalt
Preface and Acknowledgments..1. Genius Sperm, Eugenics, and Enhancement Technologies..2. A Pragmatic Optimism about Enhancement Technologies..3. Making Moral Images of Biotechnology..4. The moral image of therapy..5. The moral Image of Nature..6. The Moral Image of Nurture.7. Our Postliberal Future?.8. Enhanced Humans When?.Notes.Further Reading.References.Index.

 




 

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