Rawlsian Decisionmaking and Genetic Engineering

Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 15 (1):35-41 (2006)
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Abstract

This paper evaluates Sara Goering’s recent attempt to use the Rawlsian notion of the veil of ignorance as a tool for distinguishing permissible from impermissible forms of genetic engineering. I argue that her article fails due to a failure to include vital contextual information in the right way

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