A Utilitarian Argument Against Embryo Research

An article by Dieter Birnbacher (Embryo Research as a Paradigm of Ethical Pragmatics) argues that the preference utilitarian case for embryo research fails to take into account general feelings of moral revulsion that count aginst the practice.
Read Dieter Birnbacher’s article here

“My thesis is that the purely want-regarding perspective, as exemplified by Hare and Singer, goes wrong in failing to give sufficient weight to indirect want-regarding considerations. The consideration I have in mind is the widespread emotional reaction to the practice or prospect of embryo research.”

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