Agar, Nicholas Liberal Eugenics In Defence of Human Enhancement
1. Edition October 2004 91.90 Euro 2004. 216 Pages, Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4051-2389-1 - John Wiley & Sons
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Detailed description 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