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Title: BETTER HUMANS OR A BETTER WORLD? ON BACCARINI'S VIEW OF PERMISSIBLE ENHANCEMENTS
Authors: Pellegrino, Gianfranco
Keywords: Enhancementfairnessequality of opportunityRawlsdisability
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Gianfranco Pellegrino, "BETTER HUMANS OR A BETTER WORLD? ON BACCARINI'S VIEW OF PERMISSIBLE ENHANCEMENTS", in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2016) XVIII/3", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 467-484
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
(2016) XVIII/3
Abstract: In ch. 2 of In a Better World, E. Baccarini claims that certain genetic interventions (additive enhancements and treatments) are permissible, whereas suppressive enhancements are impermissible. He connects these claims to an ideal of fair equality of opportunity, understood as a public reason. In this note, I make two points. First, an ideal of fair equality of opportunity in a post-genomic society commits us to the view that certain genetic interventions are prima facie required, not simply permissible. Second, a non-discriminatory or affirmational view of disability makes some suppressive enhancements permissible, at least if reproductive freedom is assumed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/13526
ISSN: 1825-5167
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