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Rationality and the Genetic Challenge: Making People Better?

Edited by: Matti Hayry

ISBN13: 9780521757133
Published: February 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99



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Should we make people healthier, smarter, and longer-lived if genetic and medical advances enable us to do so? Matti Häyry 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, Jürgen Habermas, Michael J. Sandel, and Leon R. Kass, who defend a particular normative view as the only rational or moral answer.

Matti Häyry argues that many coherent rationalities and moralities exist in the field, and that to claim otherwise is mistaken.

Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
1. Seven ways of making people better
2. Rational approaches to the genetic challenge
3. The best babies and parental responsibility
4. Deaf embryos, morality, and the law
5. Saviour siblings and treating people as a means
6. Reproductive cloning and designing human beings
7. Embryonic stem cells, vulnerability, and sanctity
8. Gene therapies, hopes, and fears
9. Considerable life extension and the meaning of life
10. Taking the genetic challenge rationally.

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