The Choice of Pre-Birth Genetic Modification: Through Kant´s Ethics in the 21st Century
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This essay discusses, departing from Kant’s deontological ethics, and deals with the ques- tion of which types of pre-birth genetic modification are acceptable from the perspective of Kant’s ethics theory? The conclusion is that Kant’s ethics can be in line with certain thera- peutic interventions. Yet the same ethics disapproves with any sort of pre-birth modifica- tion based on personal design, preferences and commodification of the process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 22 p.
Kant, Transhumanism, Bioethics, Genetic Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-123167OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-123167DiVA: diva2:943528
Subject / course
Cutas, Daniela, Universitetslektor
Hayenhjelm, Madeleine, Universitetslektor