David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics 116 (1):77-99 (2005)
Attempts to determine or to select what kind of person or people to bring into existence are controversial. This is particularly true of “negative selection” or “selecting against” a certain type of person—that is, the attempt to prevent a person of a certain type, or people of that type, from existing. Virtually everyone agrees that some instances of negative selection are objectionable—for example, that selection against healthy people would be wrong, particularly if this were combined with positive selection of people with serious diseases. But some people believe that all negative selection is objectionable and therefore that all “selection for existence,” whether positive or negative, is objectionable. For if negative selection is objectionable, it seems to follow that positive selection is as well, since the attempt to bring a person of a certain type into existence is simultaneously an attempt not to bring into existence a person who is not of that type. In short, positive selection is implicitly negative as well.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Elizabeth Barnes (2009). Disability and Adaptive Preference. Philosophical Perspectives 23 (1):1-22.
Greg Bognar (forthcoming). Is Disability Mere Difference? Journal of Medical Ethics:medethics-2015-102911.
Jeremy Williams (2012). Sex-Selective Abortion: A Matter of Choice. Law and Philosophy 31 (2):125-159.
Jonathan Pugh, Guy Kahane & Julian Savulescu (2013). Cohen's Conservatism and Human Enhancement. Journal of Ethics 17 (4):331-354.
Guy Kahane (2009). Non-Identity, Self-Defeat, and Attitudes to Future Children. Philosophical Studies 145 (2):193 - 214.
Similar books and articles
Harvey S. James Jr (2006). Self-Selection Bias In Business Ethics Research. Business Ethics Quarterly 16 (4):559-578.
Caspar Hare (2007). Voices From Another World: Must We Respect the Interests of People Who Do Not, and Will Never, Exist? Ethics 117 (3):498-523.
Jackie Leach Scully (2010). Hidden Labor: Disabled/Nondisabled Encounters, Agency, and Autonomy. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (2):25-42.
Gustaf Arrhenius (2003). The Person-Affecting Restriction, Comparativism, and the Moral Status of Potential People. Ethical Perspectives 10 (3):185-195.
Juliet Tizzard (2004). Sex Selection, Child Welfare and Risk: A Critique of the HFEA's Recommendations on Sex Selection. Health Care Analysis 12 (1):61-68.
Mal Leicester & Pam Cooke (2002). Rights Not Restrictions for Learning Disabled Adults: A Response to Spiecker and Steutel. Journal of Moral Education 31 (2):181-187.
Sara Goering (2008). 'You Say You're Happy, But…': Contested Quality of Life Judgments in Bioethics and Disability Studies. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (2/3):125-135.
Susan Wendell (1989). Toward a Feminist Theory of Disability. Hypatia 4 (2):104 - 124.
Hiroshi Yama (2001). Matching Versus Optimal Data Selection in the Wason Selection Task. Thinking and Reasoning 7 (3):295 – 311.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads116 ( #31,761 of 1,792,148 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #170,928 of 1,792,148 )
How can I increase my downloads?