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Public Deliberation and Biomedical Enhancements
Public Deliberation and Biomedical Enhancements

Author(s): Ivan Mladenović
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Scientific Life
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: biomedical enhancements; the enhancement enterprise; public deliberation; democratic decision-making;institutions;
Summary/Abstract: This chapter will consider the significance of public deliberation for decision-making on bioethical issues. In the past couple of decades, deliberative democracy has become the dominant point of view in democratic theory. There is no doubt that bioethics is the field marked by numerous reasonable disagreements. However, some authors have expressed a view that it is precisely because of this that deliberative democracy can be of immense importance in this context. In this chapter, I will primarily discuss the role of public deliberation on human biomedical enhancements. This is the reason why I will discuss the view of Alan Buchanan, who maintains that in order to face problems associated with biomedical enhancements, it is crucially important that there be an appropriate institutional framework.

  • Page Range: 53-60
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English