Ten years ago, in this little book, Henri Atlan summed up the convictions he had forged during his research in biology. Freedom mustn’t be understood as our free will to make decisions about our own acts, but as a free necessity, depending on… Read more knowledge of determinisms.
Science then became, against the increasing accusations of a section of public opinion, a huge factor of emancipation. Since that time, the number of polemics has grown, pointing to the threat of uncontrolled techniques and the domination of a dehumanised science.
Henri Atlan has decided to return to one of the most controversial and burning subjects in a new preface: the desire for children and assisted reproductive technology. At what point does a legitimate desire become alienating, and above all, why? What does the notion of a natural child correspond to, at a time when ART is a reality for many couples? Freedom appears to be on the side of recognising limits and insurmountable obstacles, rather than futile medical care.
Author : HENRI ATLAN
Collection: A définir / Temporaire
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