European University Institute Library

Biologically modified justice, Colin Farrelly

Theories of distributive justice tend to focus on the issue of what constitutes a fair division of 'external' goods and opportunities; things like wealth and income, opportunities for education and basic liberties and rights. However, rapid advances in the biomedical sciences have ushered in a new era, one where the 'genetic lottery of life'can be directly influenced by humans in ways that would have been considered science fiction only a few decades ago. How should theories of justice be modified to take seriously the prospect of new biotechnologies, especially given the health challenges posed by global aging? Colin Farrelly addresses a host of topics, ranging from gene therapy and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, to an 'anti-aging' intervention and the creation and evolution of patriarchy. This book aims to foster the interdisciplinary dialogue needed to ensure we think rationally and cogently about science and science policy in the twenty-first century. Expands debates about distributive justice into the twenty-first century by making the rapid advances in science and the genetic revolution a central focus of the book. The first theory of distributive justice that takes seriously the health challenges posed by global aging. Advances methodological debates in normative political theory by advancing a contextual, non-ideal moral analysis.--, Provided by Publisher
Table Of Contents
The Genetic Revolution -- Empirical Ethics and Singer's Principle of Preventing Bad Occurrences -- The Duty to Extend the Biological Warranty Period -- Equality and the Duty to Retard Human Aging -- Framing the Inborn Aging Process and Longevity Science -- Science and Justice -- Genetic Justice and the Limitations of Formulating Distributive "Ideals" -- Normative Theorizing about Genetics : A Response to Loi -- Gene Patents and Justice -- PGD and Reproductive Freedom -- Historical Materialism and Patriarchy
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 276 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

Library Locations

  • Badia Fiesolana

    Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT