The Birth of Bioethics / Edition 1

The Birth of Bioethics / Edition 1

by Albert R. Jonsen
     
 

This book is the first broad history of the growing field of bioethics. Covering the period 1947-1987, it examines the origin and evolution of the debates over human experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, termination of life-sustaining treatment, and new reproductive technologies. It assesses the contributions of philosophy, theology, law and the… See more details below

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This book is the first broad history of the growing field of bioethics. Covering the period 1947-1987, it examines the origin and evolution of the debates over human experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, termination of life-sustaining treatment, and new reproductive technologies. It assesses the contributions of philosophy, theology, law and the social sciences to the expanding discourse of bioethics. Written by one of the field's founders, The Birth of Bioethics is based on extensive archival research into sources that are difficult to obtain and on interviews with many of the leading figures in the moral debates in medicine. It will serve the information needs of philosophers, ethicists, social historians and everyone interested in the origins of some of today's most hotly debated issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195103250
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Great Issues of Conscience: Medical Ethics Before Bioethics3
2The Theologians: Rediscovering the Tradition34
3The Philosophers: Clarifying the Concepts65
4Commissioning Bioethics: The Government in Bioethics, 1974-198390
5Experiments Perilous: The Ethics of Research with Human Subjects125
6Splicing Life: Genetics and Ethics166
7The Miracle of Modern Medicine: The Ethics of Organ Transplantation and Artificial Organs196
8Who Should Live? Who Should Die? The Ethics of Death and Dying233
9O Brave New World! The Ethics of Human Reproduction282
10Bioethics As a Discipline325
11Bioethics As a Discourse352
12Bioethics - American and Elsewhere377
Epilogue406
Index417

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