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The ethics of the new eugenics / edited by Calum MacKellar and Christopher Bechtel.

Publication:
New York, [New York] ; Oxford, [England] : Berghahn Books, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (242 p.)
Subjects:
Eugenics -- History.
Eugenics -- Moal and ethical aspects.
Reproductive health -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Bioethics.
Medical ethics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 f
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgements; A Note on the Text; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Introduction; The History of Eugenics; General Introduction to Eugenic Procedures; General Ethical Discussion; Arguments Supporting the New Eugenics; Arguments Opposing the New Eugenics; Conclusion; Appendix I - Past and Present Personalities Supporting Eugenic Policies; Appendix II - Scottish Council on Human Bioethics Recommendations on Eugenics; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
MacKellar, C. (Calum)
Bechtel, Christopher.
ISBN:
1-78533-202-3
1-78238-121-X
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