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After the New Social DemocracySocial Welfare for the 21st Century$
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Tony Fitzpatrick

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780719064760

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719064760.001.0001

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The new genetics

The new genetics

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(p.153) 8 The new genetics
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After the New Social Democracy
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Tony Fitzpatrick

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064760.003.0008

This chapter analyses the principles of sustainability and attention of ecowelfare by studying the new genetics. It argues for a multidimensional conception of human nature where the maintenance of diversity through social solutions (rather than technological fixes) should be the priority. It discusses the positions of Charles Murray and Francis Fukayama on eugenics. This concludes that we should only be allowed to improve human well-being through biotechnology if we are also prepared to improve it through the implementation of policies based upon distributive justice and attention.

Keywords:   sustainability, attention, ecowelfare, genetics, human nature, social solutions, Charles Murray, Francis Fukayama, biotechnology, distributive justice

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