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dc.creatorBayertz, Kurten
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:10:37Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:10:37Zen
dc.date.created2003-04en
dc.date.issued2003-04en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1076/jmep.28.2.131.14210en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medicine and Philosophy 2003 April; 28(2): 131-150en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Human+nature:+how+normative+might+it+be?&title=Journal+of+Medicine+and+Philosophy+&volume=28&issue=2&spage=131-150&date=2003-04&au=Bayertz,+Kurten
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1076/jmep.28.2.131.14210en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1001275en
dc.description.abstractThe question of the moral status of human nature is today being posed above all under the influence of medical and biotechnological aspects. These facilitate not only an increasing number of, but also increasingly far-reaching interventions and manipulations in humans, so that the perspective of a gradual "technologization" of his physical constitution can no longer be regarded as merely utopian. Some authors are convinced that this disturbing development can only be halted when an inherent value is (once again) ascribed to human nature. After a short description of this situation (I), the following paper first examines the difficulties that arise as regards an adequately precise descriptive definition of human nature (II) and, in a second step, the problems posed by the necessity to define the normative status of human nature (III). It hereby comes to the conclusion that a precise definition of "human nature" is not possible for fundamental reasons, and that only a weak normativity can be warranted.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:258866en
dc.subjectMoral Statusen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationValue / Quality of Lifeen
dc.titleHuman Nature: How Normative Might It Be?en
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