Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

Special Section: Kant, Habermas, and Bioethics

Protecting Humanity

Habermas and His Critics on the Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies


In this article, I present what I believe to be the core of Jürgen Habermas’s views on the morality, ethics, and regulation of emerging genetic and reproductive technologies in his book The Future of Human Nature.

Matti Häyry, Ph.D., is Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy of Law at the University of Manchester, England, and Professorial Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Helsinki, Finland.