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Description - Rationality and the Genetic Challenge by Matti Hayry

Should we make people healthier, smarter, and longer-lived if genetic and medical advances enable us to do so? Matti Hayry asks this question in the context of genetic testing and selection, cloning and stem cell research, gene therapies and enhancements. The ethical questions explored include parental responsibility, the use of people as means, the role of hope and fear in risk assessment, and the dignity and meaning of life. Taking as a starting point the arguments presented by Jonathan Glover, John Harris, Ronald M. Green, Jurgen Habermas, Michael J. Sandel, and Leon R. Kass, who defend a particular normative view as the only rational or moral answer, Matti Hayry argues that many coherent rationalities and moralities exist in the field, and that to claim otherwise is mistaken.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521757133
ISBN-10: 0521757134
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 286
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Matti Hayry

Matti Hayry is Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy of Law at the University of Manchester and Professorial Fellow at the University of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland.

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