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Can 'Eugenics' be Defended? (Preprint)

Veit, Walter and Singer, Peter and Anomaly, Jonathan and Agar, Nicholas and Minerva, Francesca and Fleischmann, Diana (2021) Can 'Eugenics' be Defended? (Preprint). [Preprint]

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Abstract

In recent years, bioethical discourse around the topic of ‘genetic enhancement’ has become increasingly politicized. We fear that there has been too much focus on the semantic question of whether we should call - or in this case perhaps it would be better to say brand - particular practices and emerging bio-technologies such as CRISPR ‘eugenicist’ or ‘eugenic’, rather than the more philosophically important question of how we should view them from the perspective of ethics and policy. Here, we address the question of whether ‘eugenics’ can be defended and how proponents and critics of enhancement should engage with each other


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Item Type: Preprint
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Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Singer, Peter
Anomaly, Jonathan
Agar, Nicholas
Minerva, Francesca
Fleischmann, Diana
Keywords: Ethics; eugenics; enhancement; human enhancement; embryo selection; gene editing; CRISPR
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Biomedical Ethics
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Depositing User: Mr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 22 May 2021 21:43
Last Modified: 22 May 2021 21:43
Item ID: 19071
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Biomedical Ethics
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19071

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