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Laws 2016, 5(4), 41; doi:10.3390/laws5040041

Liberal or Conservative? Genetic Rhetoric, Disability, and Human Species Modification

Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leicester, 7 Salisbury Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Academic Editor: Maya Sabatello
Received: 7 March 2016 / Revised: 21 June 2016 / Accepted: 26 October 2016 / Published: 3 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Precision Medicine, Law & Disability)
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A certain political rhetoric is implicit and sometimes explicit in the advocacy of human genetic modification (indicating here both the enhancement and the prevention of disability). The main claim is that it belongs to a liberal tradition. From a perspective supplied by the history and philosophy of science rather than by ethics, the content of that claim is examined to see if such a self-description is justified. The techniques are analyzed by which apparently liberal arguments get to be presented as “reasonable” in a juridical sense that draws on theories of law and rhetoric. View Full-Text
Keywords: disability; history of medicine; genetics; rhetoric; rights; bioethics; eugenics disability; history of medicine; genetics; rhetoric; rights; bioethics; eugenics
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Goodey, C.F. Liberal or Conservative? Genetic Rhetoric, Disability, and Human Species Modification. Laws 2016, 5, 41.

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