Natural Order and Human Dignity

in Genomes and What to Make of Them

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226172958
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226172965 | DOI:
Natural Order and Human Dignity

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This chapter looks at some of the major forms of nonutilitarian argument, giving particular attention to claims that genomic interventions undermine natural order and harmony, and even more to arguments that indict them as threats to human dignity. It considers the work of the philosopher Jürgen Habermas and his arguments against the deliberate “reprogramming” of the human genome.

Keywords: genomic interventions; natural order; human dignity; Jürgen Habermas; human genome

Chapter.  15360 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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