Human Identity and Bioethics / Edition 1

Human Identity and Bioethics / Edition 1

by David DeGrazia
     
 

ISBN-10: 052153268X

ISBN-13: 9780521532686

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

When philosophers address personal identity, they usually explore numerical identity. When non-philosophers address personal identity, they often have in mind narrative identity. This book develops accounts of both senses of identity, arguing that both are normatively important, and is unique in its exploration of a wide range of issues in bioethics through the

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When philosophers address personal identity, they usually explore numerical identity. When non-philosophers address personal identity, they often have in mind narrative identity. This book develops accounts of both senses of identity, arguing that both are normatively important, and is unique in its exploration of a wide range of issues in bioethics through the lens of identity. Defending a biological view of our numerical identity and a framework for understanding narrative identity, David DeGrazia investigates various issues for which considerations of identity prove critical.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521532686
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Human persons: numerical identity and essence; 3. Human persons: narrative identity and self-creation; 4. Identity, what we are, and the definition of death; 5. Advance directives, dementia, and the someone else problem; 6. Enhancement technologies and self-creation; 7. Prenatal identity: genetic interventions, reproductive choices.

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