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The future of human nature

Author: Jürgen Habermas
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity, 2003.
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Jürgen Habermas, the most influential philosopher and social thinker in modern Germany today, takes up the question of genetic engineering and its ethical implications and subjects it to careful philosophical scrutiny.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Habermas
ISBN: 0745629865 9780745629865 0745629873 9780745629872
OCLC Number: 51046741
Description: viii, 127 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Are there postmetaphysical answers to the question: what is the "good life"? --
The debate on the ethical self-understanding of the species --
Moralizing human nature? --
Human dignity versus the dignity of human life --
The embedding of morality in an ethics of the species --
The grown and the made --
Natality, the capacity of being oneself, and the ban on instrumentalization --
The moral limits of eugenics --
Setting the pace for a self-instrumentalization of the species? --
Faith and knowledge.
Other Titles: Zukunft der menschlichen Natur.
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Jürgen Habermas, the most influential philosopher and social thinker in modern Germany today, takes up the question of genetic engineering and its ethical implications and subjects it to careful philosophical scrutiny.

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