Genetic Determinism and Place
; Fakultet za povijesna i filozofska istraživanja, Sveučulište u Queenslandu, Queensland, Australija
Andrew Crowden ; Fakultet za povijesna i filozofska istraživanja, Sveučulište u Queenslandu, Queensland, Australija
In this article, we review genetic determinism and highlight how our earlier research on the philosophy of place can contribute to a better understanding of genomics and ongoing debates about genetic modification. We show how place can undermine any philosophy of genetic determinism. By using our philosophy of place, our investigation contributes to a call for a turn for humanity toward a “collective being-at-home-in-the-world”, instead of being estranged from place which genetic determinism actively promotes. We also utilise cinema studies research of the film GATTACA to conceptualise how place and genetic determinism contrast. Our examination is intended to contribute to ongoing discussions about genetic determinism as they play out in the media, in education and influence discrimination. Fundamentally, we show why scholars in this area should consider place alongside genetic determinism in their future investigations.
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