THE CASE AGAINST PERFECTION: ETHICS IN THE AGE OF GENETIC ENGINEERING

THE CASE AGAINST PERFECTION: ETHICS IN THE AGE OF GENETIC ENGINEERING

By: Sandel, Michael J.

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Sandel explores a paramount question of our era: how to extend the power a nd promise of biomedical science to overcome debility without compromising our humanity. His arguments are acute and penetrating, melding sound logic with compassion." â??Jerome Groopman, author of How Doctors Think Breakthroughs in genetics present us with a promise and a predicament. The promise is that we will soon be able to treat and prevent a host of debilit ating diseases. The predicament is that our newfound genetic knowledge may enable us to manipulate our natureâ??to enhance our genetic traits and thos e of our children. Although most people find at least some forms of genetic engineering disquieting, it is not easy to articulate why. What is wrong w ith re-engineering our nature? The Case against Perfection explores these and other moral quandaries conne cted with the quest to perfect ourselves and our children. Michael Sandel a rgues that the pursuit of perfection is flawed for reasons that go beyond s afety and fairness. The drive to enhance human nature through genetic techn ologies is objectionable because it represents a bid for mastery and domini on that fails to appreciate the gifted character of human powers and achiev ements. Carrying us beyond familiar terms of political discourse, this book contends that the genetic revolution will change the way philosophers disc uss ethics and will force spiritual questions back onto the political agend a. In order to grapple with the ethics of enhancement,

Title: THE CASE AGAINST PERFECTION: ETHICS IN THE AGE OF GENETIC ENGINEERING

Author Name: Sandel, Michael J.

Categories: Education & Careers,

Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of: 2009

ISBN Number: 0674036387

ISBN Number 13: 9780674036383

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000043507