Journal article icon

Journal article

Autonomy, Natality and Freedom: A Liberal Re-examination of Habermas in the Enhancement Debate

Abstract:

Jurgen Habermas has argued that carrying out pre-natal germline enhancements would be inimical to the future child's autonomy. In this article, I suggest that many of the objections that have been made against Habermas' arguments by liberals in the enhancement debate misconstrue his claims. To explain why, I begin by explaining how Habermas' view of personal autonomy confers particular importance to the agent's embodiment and social environment. In view of this, I explain that it is possible ...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Publisher's version

Actions


Access Document


Files:

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
More from this funder
Funding agency for:
Jonathan Pugh
Wellcome Trust More from this funder
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal:
Bioethics Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
3
Pages:
145–152
Publication date:
2015-03-05
URN:
uuid:9f5679f1-94f1-4c54-b19c-390ae44426a2
Local pid:
ora:10710

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP