Towards a Natural Law Critique of Genetic Engineering

  • David S. Oderberg


One of the major factors affecting contemporary academic debate about biotechnology in general, and genetic engineering in particular, is that virtually all participants approach the issues from the standpoint of consequentialist moral theory. Now consequentialism takes many forms, especially when it comes to the question of just what it is that rational agents should be seeking to maximise. We can, however, abstract from these variations and note that as far as biotechnology is concerned, all consequentialists frame the terms of the debate around the key question of what harms or benefits a given technique, practice or method is likely to bring about.


Genetic Engineering Genetic Engineer Moral Theory Moral Truth Human Good 
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