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From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice

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Written by four internationally renowned bioethicists, From Chance to Choice is the first systematic treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to human beings. Probing the implications of the remarkable advances in genetics, the authors ask how should these affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality of opportunity, the rights and obligations as parents, the meaning of disability, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice. The book offers a historical context to contemporary debate over the use of these technologies by examining the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition, appendices explain the nature of genetic causation, gene-environment interaction, and expose widespread misconceptions of genetic determinism, as well as outlining the nature of the ethical analysis used in the book. The questions raised in this book will be of interest to any reflective reader concerned about science and society and the rapid development of biotechnology, as well as to professionals in such areas as philosophy, bioethics, medical ethics, health management, law, and political science.

Synopsis:

A treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to humans.

Synopsis:

This book is the first systematic treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to human beings. The authors probe the implications of genetic advances for our understanding of distributive justice, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice.

Synopsis:

Written by four internationally renowned bioethicists, From Chance to Choice is the first systematic treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to human beings. Probing the implications of the remarkable advances in genetics, the authors ask how should these affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality of opportunity, the rights and obligations as parents, the meaning of disability, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice.

This work includes appendices that explain the nature of genetic causation and gene-environment interaction. They expose wide-spread misconceptions of genetic determinism, and outline the nature of the ethical analysis used. By examining the eugenics movement of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, From Chance to Choice is a thorough, broad-based overview of the historical context that informs the contemporary debate over the application of genetic technologies.

Synopsis:

A treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to humans.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Eugenics and its shadow; 3. Genes, justice, and human nature; 4. Positive and negative genetic interventions; 5. Reproductive freedom and the prevention of harm; 6. Why not the best?; 7. Genetic intervention and the morality of inclusion; 8. Policy implications; Appendix 1. The meaning of genetic causation, by Elliott Sober; Appendix 2. Methodology; References.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521669771
Author:
Buchanan, Allen
Author:
Daniels, Norman
Author:
Brock, Dan
Author:
Wikler, Daniel
Author:
Brock, Dan W.
Author:
Wikler, Dan
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Human genetics
Subject:
Medical ethics
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Eugenics
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
Political
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
105-295
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w illus.
Pages:
412
Dimensions:
9.10x5.96x.94 in. 1.23 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to humans.
"Synopsis" by , This book is the first systematic treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to human beings. The authors probe the implications of genetic advances for our understanding of distributive justice, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice.
"Synopsis" by , Written by four internationally renowned bioethicists, From Chance to Choice is the first systematic treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to human beings. Probing the implications of the remarkable advances in genetics, the authors ask how should these affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality of opportunity, the rights and obligations as parents, the meaning of disability, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice.

This work includes appendices that explain the nature of genetic causation and gene-environment interaction. They expose wide-spread misconceptions of genetic determinism, and outline the nature of the ethical analysis used. By examining the eugenics movement of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, From Chance to Choice is a thorough, broad-based overview of the historical context that informs the contemporary debate over the application of genetic technologies.

"Synopsis" by , A treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to humans.
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