The Sorting Society
The Ethics of Genetic Screening and Therapy
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Sorting Society by Janna Thompson
Book DescriptionThe 'sorting society' expresses what many people believe will be the outcome of advances in genetic technology: a society in which many characteristics of children are no longer the result of genetic chance but of deliberate selection. This book focuses on the ethical, legal and social issues raised by this technology. Is the prospect of a sorting society something that we should welcome or deplore? Do concerns about how parents or societies might exercise the choice given to them by genetic technology give us reason to restrain its creation or use, and if so how? Would a sorting society increase the freedom of parents and the well being of children, or would it undermine values that are central to a liberal democratic society? These are questions of the most profound significance, bearing on the world in which our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will live.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521689847
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Janna Thompson
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Taking Responsibility for the Past, Paperback (October 2002)
Injustices of the past cast a shadow on the present. They are the root cause of much harm, the source of enmity, and increasingly in recent times, the focus of demands for reparation.
Discourse and Knowledge, Paperback (November 1998)
Written specifically for those studying or teaching ethics or moral theory Discourse and Knowledge will also be ideal for those on social theory, ethics or feminist philosophy courses.
Justice and World Order, Paperback (April 1992)» View all books by Janna Thompson
Thompson considers the concept of international justice as it has developed in political theory from Hobbes to the present day, and develops a theory designed to take account of both individual freedom and differences among communities.
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Author Biography - Janna Thompson
Loane Skene is Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Janna Thompson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
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