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  • The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering
  • Michael J Sandel
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  • 22 May 2020
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characters Ò The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering N will change the way philosophers discuss ethics and will force spiritual uestions back onto the political agendaIn order to grapple with the ethics of enhancement we need to confront uestions largely lost from view in the modern world Since these uestions verge on theology modern philosophers and political theorists tend to shrink from them But our new powers of biotechnology make these uestions unavoidable Addressing them is the task of this book by one of America s preeminent moral and political thinkers

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characters Ò The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering And other moral uandaries connected with the uest to perfect ourselves and our children Michael Sandel argues that the pursuit of perfection is flawed for reasons that go beyond safety and fairness The drive to enhance human nature through genetic technologies is objectionable because it represents a bid for mastery and dominion that fails to appreciate the gifted character of human powers and achievements Carrying us beyond familiar terms of political discourse this book contends that the genetic revolutio

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characters Ò The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering 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 debilitating diseases The predicament is that our newfound genetic knowledge may enable us to manipulate our nature to enhance our genetic traits and those of our children Although most people find at least some forms of genetic engineering disuieting it is not easy to articulate why What is wrong with re engineering our natureThe Case against Perfection explores these