Stem Cell Research: The Ethical Issues / Edition 1

Stem Cell Research: The Ethical Issues / Edition 1

by Laura Grabel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405160624

ISBN-13: 9781405160629

Pub. Date: 12/05/2007

Publisher: Wiley

In this timely collection, some of the world's leading ethicists grapple with the variety of issues posed by human embryonic stem cell research.

  • Investigates the moral status of the embryo including the creation of chimeras and paying for gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos for research purposes
  • Provides a thorough evaluation of the ethics and

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Overview

In this timely collection, some of the world's leading ethicists grapple with the variety of issues posed by human embryonic stem cell research.

  • Investigates the moral status of the embryo including the creation of chimeras and paying for gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos for research purposes
  • Provides a thorough evaluation of the ethics and politics of regulating hESC research, and the privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent in the conduct of research and clinical investigations
  • Essential reading for scientists, philosophers, policy makers, and all who are interested in the ethical conduct of science
  • Contributors include David DeGrazia, Lori Gruen, Elizabeth Harman, John Harris, Jeff McMahan, Don Marquis and Peter Singer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405160629
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/05/2007
Series:
Metaphilosophy Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

1. Introduction: Laura Grabel and Lori Gruen.

2. The Ambiguity of the Embryo: Ethical Inconsistency in the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate: Katrien Devolder and John Harri.

3. Killing Embryos for Stem Cell Research: Jeff McMahan.

4. The Moral-Principle Objection to Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Don Marquis.

5. How is the Ethics of Stem Cell Research Different from the Ethics of Abortion?: Elizabeth Harman.

6. Respecting Human Embryos within Stem Cell Research: Seeking Harmony: Bertha Alvarez Manninen.

7. Rescuing Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: The Possibility of Embryo Reconstitution after Stem Cell Derivation: Katrien Devolder and Christopher M. Ward.

8. The Moral Status of Stem Cells: Agata Sagan and Peter Singer.

9. Oocytes for Sale?: Lori Gruen.

10. Human-Animal Chimeras: Human Dignity, Moral Status, and Species Prejudice: David Degrazia.

11. Why No Compromise is Possible: Torbjörn Tännsjö.

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