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Life, Liberty, and Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics / Edition 1
     

Life, Liberty, and Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics / Edition 1

by Leon Kass
 

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ISBN-10: 1893554554

ISBN-13: 2901893554558

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Encounter Books


We are walking too quickly down the road to physical and psychological utopia without pausing to assess the potential damage to our humanity from this brave new biology.

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We are walking too quickly down the road to physical and psychological utopia without pausing to assess the potential damage to our humanity from this brave new biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901893554558
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
297

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Nature and Purposes of Technology and Ethics
Chapter 1The Problem of Technology and Liberal Democracy29
Chapter 2Practicing Ethics: Where's the Action?55
Ethical Challenges from Biotechnology
Life and Lineage: Genetics and the Beginning of Life
Chapter 3The Meaning of Life--in the Laboratory81
Chapter 4The Age of Genetic Technology Arrives119
Chapter 5Cloning and the Posthuman Future141
Body and Soul: Parts and Whole in the Midst of Life
Chapter 6Organs for Sale? Propriety, Property and the Price of Progress177
Death and Immortality: Staying Human at the End of Life
Chapter 7Is There a Right to Die?201
Chapter 8Death with Dignity and the Sanctity of Life231
Chapter 9L'Chaim and Its Limits: Why Not Immortality?257
Nature and Purposes of Biology
Chapter 10The Permanent Limitations of Biology277
Acknowledgments299
Notes301
Index307

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