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Commentary: From Liberal Eugenics to Political Biology

Emmerich, Nathan; Gordijn, Bert

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As its title suggests, Agar’s essay is an attempt to defend gene editing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) as eugenics. Although he seeks to distinguish between this essay and his previous efforts,1 this article continues a program of work that began with his 1998 paper Liberal Eugenics.2 One reason why eugenic interventions—as commonly understood—are objectionable is that they require intolerable infringements on reproductive freedom. Agar’s thinking is that if a liberal approach is...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorEmmerich, Nathan
dc.contributor.authorGordijn, Bert
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-26T03:08:04Z
dc.identifier.issn0963-1801
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/202475
dc.description.abstractAs its title suggests, Agar’s essay is an attempt to defend gene editing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) as eugenics. Although he seeks to distinguish between this essay and his previous efforts,1 this article continues a program of work that began with his 1998 paper Liberal Eugenics.2 One reason why eugenic interventions—as commonly understood—are objectionable is that they require intolerable infringements on reproductive freedom. Agar’s thinking is that if a liberal approach is taken—meaning that parents should be allowed to choose whether to enhance their children in accordance with their values3—then at least some things that might rightly be termed eugenic (in his idiosyncratically broad conception of “liberal eugenics”)—cease to be morally objectionable
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.rights© Cambridge University Press 2018
dc.sourceCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
dc.titleCommentary: From Liberal Eugenics to Political Biology
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume28
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor220101 - Bioethics (human and animal)
local.identifier.absfor220106 - Medical Ethics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3102795xPUB549
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.cambridge.org/uk/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationEmmerich, Nathan, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGordijn, Bert, Dublin City University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage20
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage25
local.identifier.doi10.1017/S0963180118000348
local.identifier.absseo950401 - Bioethics
dc.date.updated2019-11-25T07:44:47Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85058871764
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