med ethics notes on eugenics 3-23

med ethics notes on eugenics 3-23 - Eugenic- select for...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Eugenic - select for specific traits - want to find the best and only allow them to reproduce problem: with new technologies, people are now making these decisions : branded as a Nazi : want to clear out people with a certain look : in the US, specific women were forced to be sterilized because they were viewed as idiots big issue : sex selection ex: China was doing eugenics (killing baby girls because they want a boy) -caused many social problems for that generation ex: India wanted boys because there is a social stigma for those who only have girls -expensive to have so many girls because of dowry system -sons take money in when they marry; daughters remove money from the family *how to change in India: -given challenges in life that we can handle; learn to deal with it -there have been horrible consequences on trying to change genes *Germany/ China -Savulescu=we don't need to go on certainty = we make normal decisions daily (go to class or not); we have strong considerations for both; -negative effects to evolution -once we make all people "perfect" then what? will we ever reach a so called "perfect"? -people always want something more; once we get "perfect" then people will want even more; we will constantly be striving for this "perfect" ideal
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 336 taught by Professor Benhart during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

Page1 / 3

med ethics notes on eugenics 3-23 - Eugenic- select for...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online