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On Cloning / Edition 1
     

On Cloning / Edition 1

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by John Harris, Richard Kearney, Simon Critchley
 

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ISBN-10: 0415317002

ISBN-13: 9780415317009

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Cloning - few words have as much potential to grip our imagination or grab the headlines. No longer the stuff of science fiction or Star Wars - it is happening now. Yet human cloning is currently banned throughout the world, and therapeutic cloning banned in many countries.

In this highly controversial book, John Harris does a lot more than ask why we are so afraid

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Cloning - few words have as much potential to grip our imagination or grab the headlines. No longer the stuff of science fiction or Star Wars - it is happening now. Yet human cloning is currently banned throughout the world, and therapeutic cloning banned in many countries.

In this highly controversial book, John Harris does a lot more than ask why we are so afraid of cloning. He presents a deft and informed defence of human cloning, carefully exposing the rhetorical and highly dubious arguments against it. He begins with an introduction to what a human clone is, before tackling some of the most common and frequently bizarre criticisms of cloning: Is it really wicked? Can we regulate it? What about the welfare of cloned children? Does it turn human beings into commodities?

Dismissing one by one some of the myths about human cloning, in particular that it is degrading and unsafe, he astutely argues that some of our most cherished values, such as the freedom to start a family and the freedom from state control, actually support the case for human cloning.

Offering a brave and lucid insight into this ethical minefield, John Harris at last shows that far from ending the diversity of human life or creating a race of super-clones, cloning has the power to improve and heal human life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415317009
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Series:
Thinking in Action Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxi
1On Cloning: An Introduction1
2Human Dignity and Reproductive Autonomy34
3The Welfare of the Child67
4Safety and Danger94
5Therapeutic Cloning and Stem Cell Research and Therapy113
6Conclusion143
Notes147
Bibliography165
Index177

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On Cloning 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great help if you need to do research it helped with every question i had.Thank you John Harris