Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement

Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement

Author(s): Nicholas Agar

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405123891

Online ISBN: 9780470775004

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775004

About this Book

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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