Flesh Of My Flesh / Edition 1

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Overview

Cloning is one of the most hotly debated issues to have hit the world news in years. The first book of its kind. "Flesh of My Flesh" is a collection of articles by today's most-respected scientists, philosophers, bioethicists, theologians, and law professors about whether we should allow human cloning. The book includes historical pieces to provide background for the current debate. Religious, philosophical, and legal points of view are all represented. "Flesh of My Flesh" offers a fascinating and comprehensive look at this important and complex issue.
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Editorial Reviews

Bulletin Of Medical Ethics
Flesh of My Flesh distinguishes itself from the multitude of 'cloning' books on the market. An enjoyable overview of the ethics of cloning. . . . A good introduction to the subject.
Choice
A highly accessible introduction to the scientific, moral, and political questions surrounding cloning.
Library Journal
Written by distinguished scientists, law professors, theologians, and philosophers, these 13 provocative essays on the legal, medical, and moral implications of human cloning present a balanced view of the issues. If you buy only one book on the ethics of human cloning, get this one. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Reprints 13 essays representing a variety of views of whether people should be excited, disturbed, or indifferent to the prospect of human cloning. Except for a 1971 article by James D. Watson, they are all from 1997 and respond to the successful cloning of a sheep. The National Bioethics Advisory Commission and Stephen Jay Gould are among the contributors. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Bulletin of Medical Ethics
Flesh of My Flesh distinguishes itself from the multitude of 'cloning' books on the market. An enjoyable overview of the ethics of cloning. . . . A good introduction to the subject.
Religious Studies Review - Gabriel Palmer-Fernndez
The volume is a very useful one for the general reader and the specialist in bioethics. The essays are accessible and highly instructive. Anyone interested in recent developments in reproductive technologies will find it engaging.
Christian Perring
This collection of papers is well suited to anyone wanting a diverse set of accessible opinions about human cloning.
Forecast
Original.
Christian Perring Ph.D
This collection of papers is well suited to anyone wanting a diverse set of accessible opinions about human cloning.
Religious Studies Review
The volume is a very useful one for the general reader and the specialist in bioethics. The essays are accessible and highly instructive. Anyone interested in recent developments in reproductive technologies will find it engaging.
— Gabriel Palmer-Fernndez, Youngstown State University
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
A well-edited and invaluable resource for those who want to develop a comprehensive and rationally defendable ethical position on the issue of cloning humans.
CHOICE
A highly accessible introduction to the scientific, moral, and political questions surrounding cloning.
Forecast
Original.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847689828
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 1,310,282
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory E. Pence is a medical ethicist with twenty years of experience reviewing significant cases in bioethics. He was one of the few bioethicists in North America to have publicly opposed President Clinton's ban on human cloning. He is professor of philosophy at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and the author of Who's Afraid of Human Cloning? (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998) He lives in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Moving toward the Clonal Man: Is This What We Want? 1
Ch. 2 Don't Worry: A Brain Still Can't Be Cloned 9
Ch. 3 The Wisdom of Repugnance 13
Ch. 4 Begetting and Cloning 39
Ch. 5 Cloning Human Beings 45
Ch. 6 Whose Self Is It, Anyway? 67
Ch. 7 Scientific Discoveries and Cloning: Challenges for Public Policy 77
Ch. 8 Wrongful Life, Federalism, and Procreative Liberty: A Critique of the NBAC Cloning Report 85
Ch. 9 Dolly's Fashion and Louis's Passion 101
Ch. 10 Clone Mammals ... Clone Man? 111
Ch. 11 Will Cloning Harm People? 115
Ch. 12 The Confusion over Cloning 129
Ch. 13 Our Children, Our Selves: The Meaning of Cloning for Gay People 141
Index 151
About the Editor 155
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