Description - Liberal Eugenics by Nicholas Agar
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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(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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).