The Case Against Perfection : Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering
by Michael J. Sandel
Editor: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Listen to a short interview with Michael SandelHost: Chris GondekProducer: Heron Et De La GrueGenetic breakthroughs present us with a promise and a difficult situationThe promise is that we will soon be able to prevent and treat a multitude of debilitating diseasesThe situation is that our new genetic knowledge can allow us to manipulate our nature to improve our genetic traits and those of our childrenAlthough most people find at least one form of genetic engineering worrying, it is not easy to express the reasons clearlyWhat is the problem with re-engineering our nature”The Case Against Perfection explores these and other moral dilemmas connected with the desire to perfect ourselves and our childrenMichael Sandel argues that the pursuit of perfection is wrong, for reasons beyond security and fairnessThe reader in order to improve human nature through genetic technologies is questionable, because it represents an offer for mastery and domination that fails to appreciate the character talent of man’s powers and achievementsTaking us beyond familiar terms of political discourse, this book argues that the genetics revolution will change the way philosophers discuss ethics and the spiritual strength of questions on the political agendaIn order to tackle the ethics of improvement, we must face questions largely lost sight of in the modern worldSince these questions point to modern theology, philosophers and political theorists tend to diminish from themBut our new powers of biotechnology make these issues inevitableAddressing them is the task of this book, by one of America’s pre-eminent moral and political thinkers
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