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Philosophy of Eugenics: gains and losses

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E.N. Shulga


Eugenics represents one of the most captivating projects of improving humankind, and as a scientifi c branch has its own history, philosophic foundations, culture-historical prerequisites and motives. If in the early stages of history it was considered as the basis for supporting physical and moral health within family, then, later, it was recognized as the scientifi cally proven concept, which defi nes the perspectives of practical and social regulations of preventing various deviations: physical, mental and moral imperfections of people. The article reviews conceptual positions of Eugenics, criticizing its weak sides and pointing towards all possible perspectives, which are relevant due to the progress in medical genetics, sociobiology, biopolitics and evolutional epistemology

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