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Consensual Foundations of the Policy of Protecting the Genetic Information

(Original title: Consensual Foundations of the Policy of Protecting the Genetic Information)
Filozofia, 2018, vol. 73, No 1, pp. 24-35.
Language: English
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Abstract

The paper offers an analysis of the policy of protecting the genetic information. This policy, based on counterbalancing the practical dimension of genetics with the protection of individual rights, exemplifies an action tied to directives which are based on the normative convictions fitting the concept of communicative rationality. To underpin his hypothesis, the author introduces the notion of genetic discrimination and offers a survey of empirical research in this field, as well as examples of the policy of protecting the genetic information from the perspective of communicative action theory.

Keywords

Communicative rationality, Critical theory, Genetic discrimination, Human rights, Policy of protecting genetic information

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