Ethical Issues in Human Cloning / Edition 1

Ethical Issues in Human Cloning / Edition 1

by Michael C. Brannigan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1889119113

ISBN-13: 9781889119113

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: Seven Bridges Press, LLC

A refreshingly comprehensive and balanced overview of the complex arguments, for and against, human cloning. This timely anthology offers a range of expert opinion, from scientific, religious (western and non-western), philosophical, and legal points of view on all the major ethical issues surrounding this controversial subject. Readable, concise, and highly engaging,…  See more details below

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A refreshingly comprehensive and balanced overview of the complex arguments, for and against, human cloning. This timely anthology offers a range of expert opinion, from scientific, religious (western and non-western), philosophical, and legal points of view on all the major ethical issues surrounding this controversial subject. Readable, concise, and highly engaging, readers will acquire a broader and deeper understanding of both sides of the issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889119113
Publisher:
Seven Bridges Press, LLC
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Ethical Challenge1
Pt. IPerspectives from Science7
The Science, Fiction, and Reality of Embryo Cloning11
The Outcome as Cause: Predestination and Human Cloning21
Dolly's Fashion and Louis's Passion: Ruminations on the Downfall of a King and the Cloning of a Sheep34
The Wisdom of Repugnance43
Pt. IIPerspectives from Religion69
Should We Clone Humans?74
Begetting and Cloning77
Can Science Be Trusted?82
Regulating Cloning Technologies84
Human and Divine Responsibility87
To Clone of Not to Clone?89
Who Will Set the Limits?91
Knowledge Is Not Wisdom93
The Opportunity of Cloning95
When It Comes to Karma ...98
Cloning, Ethics, and Religion100
What's Wrong with Cloning?106
Pt. IIIPerspectives from Philosophy117
Cloning: Then and Now121
Moral Problems in Cloning Embryos126
Bad Copies: How Popular Media Represent Cloning as an Ethical Problem128
Clones, Harms, and Rights141
Cloning and Infertility148
Four Questions about Ethics165
Pt. IVPerspectives from Policy and Law179
Cloning Human Beings: Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission183
Scientific Discoveries and Cloning: Challenges for Public Policy188
Mom, Dad, Clone: Implications for Reproductive Privacy194
The Question of Human Cloning207
Splitting Embryos on the Slippery Slope: Ethics and Public Policy225
Epilogue: Recent Developments240

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