April 07, 2008

Morphological Freedom in the Evening Sheet

Upward!I'm arguing for morphological freedom in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet: Det finns inte ett enda sätt att leva som skulle göra alla lyckliga.

Essentially it is my liberal argument that given the complexity of human life in general and the uniqueness of individual lives there is no standard method of making us happy, and hence we must give each other a great deal of freedom to live different lives and attempt different ways to our goals. This in turn implies that we need to control or own our bodies, and that we hence have a right to modify them. This is a negative right, and especially important in regards to being allowed not to modify ourselves when faced with outside pressure. This right becomes ever more important as our biotechnological power increases.

Posted by Anders3 at April 7, 2008 03:46 PM