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The Resource Humanity enhanced : genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies, Russell Blackford, (electronic book)

Humanity enhanced : genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies, Russell Blackford, (electronic book)

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Humanity enhanced : genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies
Title
Humanity enhanced
Title remainder
genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies
Statement of responsibility
Russell Blackford
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Emerging biotechnologies that manipulate human genetic material have drawn a chorus of objections from politicians, pundits, and scholars. In Humanity Enhanced, Russell Blackford examines them in the context of liberal thought, discussing the public policy issues they raise from legal and political perspectives. Some see the possibility of genetic choice as challenging the values of liberal democracy. Blackford argues that the challenge is not, as commonly supposed, the urgent need for a strict regulatory action. Rather, the challenge is that fear of these technologies has created an atmosphere in which liberal tolerance itself is threatened. Focusing on reproductive cloning, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis of embryos, and genetic engineering, Blackford takes on objections to enhancement technologies (raised by Jürgen Habermas and others) based on such concerns as individual autonomy and distributive justice. He argues that some enhancements would be genuinely beneficial, and that it would be justified in some circumstances even to exert pressure on parents to undertake genetic modification of embryos. Blackford argues against suppression of human enhancement, although he acknowledges that some specific and limited regulation may be required in the future. More generally, he argues, liberal democracies would demonstrate liberal values by tolerating and accepting the emerging technologies of genetic choice
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IEEEE
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1954-
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Blackford, Russell
Dewey number
174.2
Index
index present
LC call number
QH442
LC item number
.B53 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Basic bioethics
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  • Genetic engineering
  • Genomics
  • Rational choice theory
  • Human beings
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Humanity enhanced : genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies, Russell Blackford, (electronic book)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
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multicolored
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IEEEMIT881289028
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (231 pages)
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online
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9780262318532
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not applicable
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Electronic resource.
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ocn881289028
Label
Humanity enhanced : genetic choice and the challenge for liberal democracies, Russell Blackford, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
IEEEMIT881289028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262318532
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn881289028

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