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The case against perfection : ethics in the age of genetic engineering

Author: Michael J Sandel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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What is wrong with re-engineering genetics? In this work, Sandel argues that the pursuit of perfection is flawed for reasons that go beyond safety and fairness. He contends that the genetic revolution will change the way philosophers discuss ethics and will force spiritual questions back onto the political agenda.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Sandel
ISBN: 9780674036383 0674036387
OCLC Number: 318876885
Description: x, 162 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: The ethics of enhancement --
Bionic athletes --
Designer children, designing parents --
The old eugenics and the new --
Mastery and gift --
Epilogue embryo ethics : the stem cell debate.
Responsibility: Michael J. Sandel.

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Breakthroughs in genetics present us with a promise and a predicament. Although most people find at least some forms of genetic engineering disquieting, it is not easy to articulate why. This work  Read more...

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In this short and provocative treatise, Sandel, who is professor of government at Harvard and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, takes on the question of why certain kinds of newly Read more...

 
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