The ethics of the new eugenics / edited by Calum MacKellar and Christopher Bechtel.
- New York, [New York] ; Oxford, [England] : Berghahn Books, 2014.
1 online resource (242 p.)
- Eugenics -- History.
Eugenics -- Moal and ethical aspects.
Reproductive health -- Moral and ethical aspects.
- Electronic books.
- 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; 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
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- MacKellar, C. (Calum)
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