Contra habermas and towards a critical theory of human nature and the question of genetic enhancement

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2006 Number 60

Contra habermas and towards a critical theory of human nature and the question of genetic enhancement
Lenny Moss, pages -

Abstract

Analysing Jürgen Habermas’s recent book, ‘The Future of Human Nature’, Moss suggests that Harbermas’s attitude to ‘liberal eugenics’ represents a transparent neo-Kantian ethics of abstention, and a retreat from his earlier anthropological perspective, rooted as it was in traditions of Critical Theory. Moss argues that Habermas’s dismissal of liberal eugenics is a cure worse than the disease, and suggests a closer adherence to the Critical tradition that maintains its anthropological dimension.

SORRY - you are not registered as being permitted online access to the full text of this article

You have the following options:

  1. If you are viewing this via an institution or academic library you can ask that your institution takes out a Subscription to this journal.
  2. If you already have a Personal Subscription please login below


    Forgotten your username / password? Click here to locate

  3. Purchase an annual Personal Subscription
    PRINT + DIGITAL personal subscription (£45 / year)
    DIGITAL personal subscription (£30 / year)
    A Personal Subscription provides immediate access not only to the single article you are seeking, but also to all past and future articles in this journal up to the expiry of your annual (calendar year) subscription.
  4. Purchase immediate access to this single article (UK£7.00) - Buy article Coming Soon

To cite this article
Lenny Moss (2006) Contra habermas and towards a critical theory of human nature and the question of genetic enhancement, New Formations, 2006(60), -

Share this