From Chance to Choice
Genetics and Justice
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From Chance to Choice by Allen E. Buchanan
Book DescriptionThis book, written by four internationally renowned bioethicists and first published in 2000, was the first systematic treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to human beings. Probing the implications of the remarkable advances in genetics, the authors ask how should these affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality of opportunity, the rights and obligations as parents, the meaning of disability, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice. The book offers a historical context to contemporary debate over the use of these technologies by examining the eugenics movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The questions raised in this book will be of interest to any reflective reader concerned about science and society and the rapid development of biotechnology, as well as to professionals in such areas as philosophy, bioethics, medical ethics, health management, law, and political science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521669771
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Allen E. Buchanan
Beyond Humanity?, Paperback (January 2013)
Biotechnologies already on the horizon will enable us to be smarter, have better memories, be stronger and quicker, live longer, be more resistant to diseases, and enjoy richer emotional lives. Allen Buchanan explores urgent ethical issues raised by these developments, about what it is to be human and what sort of society we should strive to have.
States, Nations and Borders, Paperback (March 2003)
This volume examines the views of seven prominent ethical traditions on the making and unmaking of boundaries.
In Harm's Way, Hardback (June 1994)
This 1994 volume contains fifteen essays by leading philosophers exploring themes developed in the work of Joel Feinberg.
Deciding for Others, Paperback (January 1990)» View all books by Allen E. Buchanan
This book is the most comprehensive treatment available of one of the most urgent problems in bioethics: decision-making for incompetents.
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