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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(227mm x 155mm x 11mm)
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).