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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. It gets away from fears of a Huxleyan "Brave New World" or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past. It is written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view. It considers real contemporary cases of parents choosing what kind of child to have. It uses 'moral images' as a way to get readers with no background in philosophy to think about moral dilemmas. It provides an authoritative account of the science involved, making the book suitable for readers with no knowledge of genetics. It creates a moral framework for assessing all new technologies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405123891
ISBN-10: 1405123893
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 160mm x 22mm)
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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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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