Liberal Eugenics by Nicholas Agar
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Liberal Eugenics
By Nicholas Agar

Liberal Eugenics

In Defence of Human Enhancement

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Liberal Eugenics by Nicholas Agar

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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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405123907
ISBN-10: 1405123907
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children's characteristics. Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view, this title considers real contemporary cases of parents choosing what kind of child to have. It also creates a moral framework for assessing various technologies.

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Author Biography - Nicholas Agar

Nicholas Agar is Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. His previous books include Life's Intrinsic Value (2001) and Perfect Copy (2002).

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