The Choice of Pre-Birth Genetic Modification : Through Kant´s Ethics in the 21st Century

University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier

Abstract: This essay discusses, departing from Kant’s deontological ethics, and deals with the ques- tion of which types of pre-birth genetic modification are acceptable from the perspective of Kant’s ethics theory? The conclusion is that Kant’s ethics can be in line with certain thera- peutic interventions. Yet the same ethics disapproves with any sort of pre-birth modifica- tion based on personal design, preferences and commodification of the process.

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