Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies
Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies is a book by Russell Blackford.
"Emerging biotechnologies that manipulate human genetic material have drawn a chorus of objections from politicians, pundits, and scholars. Russell Blackford eschews the heated rhetoric that surrounds genetic enhancement technologies to examine them in the context of liberal thought, discussing the public policy issues they raise from legal and political perspectives. Some see the possibility of genetic choice as challenging the values of liberal democracy. Blackford argues that the challenge is not, as commonly supposed, the urgent need for a strict regulatory action. Rather, the challenge is that fear of these technologies has created an atmosphere in which liberal tolerance itself is threatened."
- - From the book summary at Amazon.com
- Locking horns over bioethics: The challenge from Steven Pinker
- The MIT Press
- Russell Blackford on Wikipedia