The essays in this volume consider the relevant historical discourses, important contemporary philosophical reflections and artistic perspectives on this subject-matter. The goal is to obtain a multifaceted survey of the concepts, the relationship of the various concepts and their advantages as well as their disadvantages. Leading scholars of many different traditions, countries and disciplines have contributed to this collection.
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, John Cabot University, Rome - Nietzsche’s Virtue Ethics and Sandels’ Rejection of Enhancement Technologies: Truthful, Virtuous Parents may enhance their Children Genetically
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Stefan Lorenz Sorgner
John Cabot University, Rome
Nietzsche’s Virtue Ethics and Sandels’ Rejection of Enhancement Technologies: Truthful, Virtuous Parents may enhance their Children Genetically
The main goal of the article is to argue against the plausibility of Sandel’s communitarian views on genetic enhancement by drawing upon selected aspects of Nietzsche’s philosophy. Thereby, the contemporary relevance of Nietzsche’s thinking on community, virtue ethics and enhancement technologies becomes clear.
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