Journal of Philosophical Research 32 (Supplement):217-230 (2007)

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Fritz Allhoff, J.D., Ph.D.
Western Michigan University
Abstract
Genetic interventions raise a host of moral issues and, of its various species, germ-line genetic enhancement is the most morally contentious. This paper surveys various arguments against germ-line enhancement and attempts to demonstrate their inadequacies. A positive argument is advanced in favor of certain forms of germ-line enhancements, which holds that they are morally permissible if and only if they augment Rawlsian primary goods, either directly or by facilitating their acquisition.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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ISBN(s) 1053-8364
DOI jpr_2007_8
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