Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement (Paperback)Nicholas Agar (author)
Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 08/10/2004
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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
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 314 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
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