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

Christopher Goodey
2016 Laws  
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
more » ... ents get to be presented as "reasonable" in a juridical sense that draws on theories of law and rhetoric.
doi:10.3390/laws5040041 fatcat:slvjakqrpbayzipnoaszsrkieu