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The Image of the Perfect Human. Eugenics in the Human Genetic Engineering Era

Aglaya Denkova ; Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, bul. Patriarh Evtimiy 6, BG–1000 Sofia

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 350 Kb

str. 297-317

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The aim of this paper is to give an overview of some of the problems related to the practice of perfecting humans through genetic engineering, why it is precarious, and how this concept of creating humans with flawless genes has always been a part of human history, especially when considering the various eugenics movements and policies of the early 20th century. The central thesis of the text is that the production of human beings through genetic enhancement, although still unattainable, should be carefully put on the table for discussion but avoided in practice. In fact, this type of human enhancement is at its core a form of modernised eugenics, so it is more practical to abandon the concept of building the perfect human.

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image; human; genetic engineering; technology; genes; nature; eugenics

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