Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement / Edition 1

Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement / Edition 1

by Nicholas Agar
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405123907

ISBN-13: 9781405123907

Pub. Date: 12/06/2004

Publisher: Wiley

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

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405123907
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/06/2004
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

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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