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The Resource Humanity enhanced : genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies, Russell Blackford

Humanity enhanced : genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies, Russell Blackford

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Humanity enhanced : genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies
Title
Humanity enhanced
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genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies
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Russell Blackford
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eng
Summary
Emerging biotechnologies that manipulate human genetic material have drawn a chorus of objections from politicians, pundits, and scholars. In Humanity Enhanced, Russell Blackford examines them in the context of liberal thought, discussing the public policy issues they raise from legal and political perspectives. Some see the possibility of genetic choice as challenging the values of liberal democracy. Blackford argues that the challenge is not, as commonly supposed, the urgent need for a strict regulatory action. Rather, the challenge is that fear of these technologies has created an atmosphere in which liberal tolerance itself is threatened. Focusing on reproductive cloning, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis of embryos, and genetic engineering, Blackford takes on objections to enhancement technologies (raised by Jürgen Habermas and others) based on such concerns as individual autonomy and distributive justice. He argues that some enhancements would be genuinely beneficial, and that it would be justified in some circumstances even to exert pressure on parents to undertake genetic modification of embryos. Blackford argues against suppression of human enhancement, although he acknowledges that some specific and limited regulation may be required in the future. More generally, he argues, liberal democracies would demonstrate liberal values by tolerating and accepting the emerging technologies of genetic choice.--
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1954-
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Blackford, Russell
Dewey number
174.295895
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Basic bioethics
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  • Genetic engineering
  • Genomics
  • Rational choice theory
  • Human beings
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Humanity enhanced : genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies, Russell Blackford
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17481272
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780262026611
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841516530
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Humanity enhanced : genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies, Russell Blackford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17481272
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780262026611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841516530

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