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Bioconservatism, bioliberalism, and the wisdom of reflecting on repugnance.

Abstract:

We consider the current debate between bioconservatives and their chief opponents--whom we dub bioliberals--about the moral acceptability of human enhancement and the policy implications of moral debates about enhancement. We argue that this debate has reached an impasse, largely because bioconservatives hold that we should honour intuitions about the special value of being human, even if we cannot identify reasons to ground those intuitions. We argue that although intuitions are often a reli...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Journal:
Monash bioethics review More from this journal
Volume:
28
Issue:
1
Pages:
4.1-421
Publication date:
2009-03-01
EISSN:
1836-6716
ISSN:
1321-2753
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:191656
UUID:
uuid:cbd1d2ef-2733-498a-a664-239e6c85100a
Local pid:
pubs:191656
Source identifiers:
191656
Deposit date:
2012-12-20

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