The Ethics of the New Eugenics (Paperback)

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By Calum Mackellar (Editor), Christopher Bechtel (Editor)
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Strategies or decisions aimed at affecting, in a manner considered to be positive, the genetic heritage of a child in the context of human reproduction are increasingly being accepted in contemporary society. As a result, unnerving similarities between earlier selection ideology so central to the discredited eugenic regimes of the 20th century and those now on offer suggest that a new era of eugenics has dawned. The time is ripe, therefore, for considering and evaluating from an ethical perspective both current and future selection practices. This inter-disciplinary volume blends research from embryology, genetics, philosophy, sociology, psychology, and history. In so doing, it constructs a thorough picture of the procedures emerging from today's reproductive developments, including a rigorous ethical argumentation concerning the possible advantages and risks related to the new eugenics.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781785332029
ISBN-10: 1785332023
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 242
Language: English