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Rationality and the Genetic Challenge

Making People Better?

Rationality and the Genetic Challenge by Matti Häyry
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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.
Cambridge University Press; February 2010
286 pages; ISBN 9780511846526
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Title: Rationality and the Genetic Challenge
Author: Matti Häyry
 
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051171758X
9780511715297
9780511717581
9780511846526
9780521763363