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

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

by Leon Kass
     
 

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:
9781893554559
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

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

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