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Product Description: Proposals to make us smarter than the greatest geniuses or to add thousands of years to our life spans seem fit only for the spam folder or trash can. And yet this is what contemporary advocates of radical enhancement offer in all seriousness...read more

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9780262525176 | Bradford Books, August 16, 2013, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Proposals to make us smarter than the greatest geniuses or to add thousands of years to our life spans seem fit only for the spam folder or trash can.

In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children’s characteristics. Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan ‘Brave New World’ or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view Considers real contemporary cases of parents choosing what kind of child to have Uses ‘moral images’ as a way to get readers with no background in philosophy to think about moral dilemmas Provides an authoritative account of the science involved, making the book suitable for readers with no knowledge of genetics Creates a moral framework for assessing all new technologies

Hardcover:

9781405123891 | Blackwell Pub, December 7, 2004, cover price $125.95 | About this edition: In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children’s characteristics.

Paperback:

9781405123907 | Blackwell Pub, December 7, 2004, cover price $41.95 | About this edition: In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children’s characteristics.

Miscellaneous:

9780470777572 | Blackwell Pub, April 15, 2008, cover price $97.95

Miscellaneous:

9780470775004 | Onl edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, February 25, 2008), cover price $110.00

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Product Description: Nicholas Agar provides a uniquely accessible exploration of the highly controversial issue of cloning. Starting with the biology, and building up the scientific background step-by-step, Perfect Copy provides the perfect guide to the moral labyrinth that surrounds the cloning debate...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781840463804 | Icon Books, November 1, 2003, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Nicholas Agar provides a uniquely accessible exploration of the highly controversial issue of cloning.

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Product Description: Are bacteriophage T4 and the long-nosed elephant fish valuable in their own right? Nicholas Agar defends an affirmative answer to this question by arguing that anything living is intrinsically valuable. This claim challenges received ethical wisdom according to which only human beings are valuable in themselves...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780231117869 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 2001, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Are bacteriophage T4 and the long-nosed elephant fish valuable in their own right?

Paperback:

9780231117876 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 2001, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Are bacteriophage T4 and the long-nosed elephant fish valuable in their own right?

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