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|Description:||ix, 366 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface : The general theory of eugenics --
Part I. Historical introduction. Sir Francis Galton lays the foundations of eugenics ; The rise and fall of eugenics --
Part II. The objectives of eugenics. Historical formulations ; Genetic diseases and disorders ; Mental illness ; Intelligence ; Mental retardation ; Personality ; Psychopathic personality --
Part III. The implementation of classical eugenics. The genetic foundations of eugenics ; The genetic principles of selection ; Negative eugenics : provision of information and services ; Negative eugenics : incentives, coercion, and compulsion ; Licenses for parenthood ; Positive eugenics ; The ethical principles of classical eugenics --
Part IV. The new eugenics. Developments in human biotechnology ; Ethical issues in human biotechnology ; The future of eugenics in democratic societies ; The future of eugenics in authoritarian states ; The evolution of the eugenic world state.
|Series Title:||Human evolution, behavior, and intelligence.|
?[A] fascinating, multi-faceted book.Professor Lynn sets outs to rescue eugenics from the lowly place to which it fell in the latter half of the twentieth century. It is an ambitious project, and