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Laissez faire eugenika- mogućnosti, dileme i posljedice


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Grgurinović, Matija. (2007). Laissez faire eugenika- mogućnosti, dileme i posljedice. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Matić, Davorka].

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This paper deals with theme field of eugenics, with detailed analysis of new or how ih has been called now- laissez faire eugenics, and its effects on human society. I will show how the idea of improving human species was a necessity which people tried to achieve since the ancient times, however the scientific meaning was given to eugenics by Francis Galton in 19. st. Since then eugenics was used as scientific justification for social inequalities and superiority of one race over another. After the second world war, eugenics has disappeared from the world scene, to raise again with progress of genetical engineering, and to use it as its main weapon. Today’s eugenics differs from the old one with methods and goals, and I will try to explain those differences in detail in separate part of this paper. Furthermore, example of modern Chinese eugenics show one transitional model from old to new eugenics, were personal choice which represents characteristic of new eugenics ih highly conditioned by laws which on the other hand represents characteristics of the old eugenics. Since laissez faire eugenics can hardly be imagined without assistance of genetical engineering, I will present possibilities which can be achieved by using these new technologies, which are mostly used to achieve eugenic goals. I would use one chapter to explain interaction of genes to be responsible for social inequality I will show that environment has far greater influence on development of the human being than genes, and therefore cannot be evidence for explaining social inequality. In the last two chapters I would like to present possibilities and consequences which manikind could meet in the future. Yet today would be parents have to choose to decide between life and death of an unborn child. How big will be their eugenics demands in the future, when capability of genetic engineering grows. What kind of human beings will walk the face od the Earth and will they even be human?

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: laissez faire eugenics, genetics, possibilities, moral, designing babies, consequences, discrimination
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Matić, Davorka
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 13:50
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 13:50

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