Stem Cell Research / Edition 1

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Overview

A collection of objective essays reviewing the principal arguments for and against stem cell research. Among the issues considered are whether stem cell research treats embryos as "commodities," violates the rights of human embryos, or alienates women from their reproductive labor, and whether human embryos are entitled to full membership in the moral community.

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"...offers an up to date presentation of some of the issues surrounding the use of human stem cells in research." - Bull. Med. Eth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588294012
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/20/2003
  • Series: Biomedical Ethics Reviews (closed) Series , #2004
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 183
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
An Analogical Argument for Stem Cell Research 3
Marginal Cases and the Moral Status of Embryos 25
Fixations on the Moral Status of the Embryo 43
Nazi Experiments and Stem Cell Research 61
Recent Ethical Controversies About Stem Cell Research 87
Complicity in Embryonic and Fetal Stem Cell Research and Applications: Exploring and Extending Catholic Responses 123
Women, Commodification, and Embryonic Stem Cell Research 151
Index 175
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