Harming the Non-Conscious
Bioethics 1999 July; 13(3-4): 294-305
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Persson, Ingmar (1999-07)Peter Singer has argued that nothing done to a fetus before it acquires consciousness can harm it. At the same time, he concedes that a child can be harmed by something done to it when it was a non-conscious fetus. But this ...
The perils of cognitive enhancement and the urgent imperative to enhance the moral character of humanity Persson, Ingmar; Savulescu, Julian (2008-08)As history shows, some human beings are capable of acting very immorally. Technological advance and consequent exponential growth in cognitive power means that even rare evil individuals can act with catastrophic effect. ...
Genetic Therapy, Person-Regarding Reasons and the Determination of Identity -- a Reply to Robert Elliot Persson, Ingmar (1997-04)I have outlined two ways of defending the claim that there are so-called person-regarding reasons for practising gene therapy on human conceptuses. One is metaphysical and concerns our nature and identity. The upshot of ...