Chapter 3. Making Moral Images of Biotechnology

  1. Nicholas Agar

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775004.ch3

Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement

Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement

How to Cite

Agar, N. (2004) Making Moral Images of Biotechnology, in Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470775004.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405123891

Online ISBN: 9780470775004

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Keywords:

  • biotechnology;
  • moral images;
  • moral principles;
  • kantian advice;
  • genes

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Utilitarian and Kantian Advice about Enhancement

  • Moral Images and Moral Consistency

  • Midgley's Scepticism about Consistency

  • Harvesting Stem Cells: Research or Therapy?

  • Are Enhancement Technologies wrong because they are ‘Yucky’?

  • Why Food is Different

  • Are Enhancement Technologies Wrong because they will Destroy Meaning?