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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781889119113
  • Publisher: Seven Bridges Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Ethical Challenge 1
Pt. I Perspectives from Science 7
The Science, Fiction, and Reality of Embryo Cloning 11
The Outcome as Cause: Predestination and Human Cloning 21
Dolly's Fashion and Louis's Passion: Ruminations on the Downfall of a King and the Cloning of a Sheep 34
The Wisdom of Repugnance 43
Pt. II Perspectives from Religion 69
Should We Clone Humans? 74
Begetting and Cloning 77
Can Science Be Trusted? 82
Regulating Cloning Technologies 84
Human and Divine Responsibility 87
To Clone of Not to Clone? 89
Who Will Set the Limits? 91
Knowledge Is Not Wisdom 93
The Opportunity of Cloning 95
When It Comes to Karma ... 98
Cloning, Ethics, and Religion 100
What's Wrong with Cloning? 106
Pt. III Perspectives from Philosophy 117
Cloning: Then and Now 121
Moral Problems in Cloning Embryos 126
Bad Copies: How Popular Media Represent Cloning as an Ethical Problem 128
Clones, Harms, and Rights 141
Cloning and Infertility 148
Four Questions about Ethics 165
Pt. IV Perspectives from Policy and Law 179
Cloning Human Beings: Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission 183
Scientific Discoveries and Cloning: Challenges for Public Policy 188
Mom, Dad, Clone: Implications for Reproductive Privacy 194
The Question of Human Cloning 207
Splitting Embryos on the Slippery Slope: Ethics and Public Policy 225
Epilogue: Recent Developments 240
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