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Human Cloning And Human Dignity

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ISBN : 1586481762
Genre : Medical
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A council of leading scientists and philosophers offers wise and provocative insights into the ethical implications of one of the most momentous developments of all--cloning.
Category: Medical

Beyond Therapy

Author : President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)
ISBN : UOM:49015002930155
Genre : Medical
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explores the profound ethical and social consequences of today's biotechnical revolution. Almost every week brings news of novel methods for screening genes and testing embryos, choosing the sex and modifying the behavior of children, enhancing athletic performance, slowing aging, blunting painful memories, brightening mood, and altering basic temperaments. But we must not neglect the fundamental question: Should we be turning to biotechnology to fulfill our deepest human desires? We want better children -- but not by turning procreation into manufacture or by altering their brains to gain them an edge over their peers. We want to perform better in the activities of life -- but not by becoming mere creatures of chemistry. We want longer lives -- but not at the cost of becoming so obsessed with our own longevity that we care little about future generations. We want to be happy --
Category: Medical

Human Dignity And Bioethics

Author : President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)
ISBN : 0160800714
Genre : Business & Economics
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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT--OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price while supplies last Contains a collection of essays exploring human dignity and bioethics, a concept crucial to today's discourse in law and ethics in general and in bioethics in particular. This publication gives some examples of how human dignity can be a difficult concept to apply in bioethical controversies, explores some of the complex roots of the modern notion of human dignity, in order to shed light on why its application to bioethics is so problematic, and suggests, tentatively, that a certain conception of human dignity--dignity understood as humanity-- has an important role to play in bioethics, both now and especially in the future. Related products: Ethics and Code of Conduct resources collection can be found here:
Category: Business & Economics

The Ethics Of Human Cloning

Author : Leon Kass
ISBN : 0844740500
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Today biological science is rising on a wall of worry. No other science has advanced more dramatically during the past several decades or yielded so many palpable improvements in human welfare. Yet, none except nuclear physics has aroused greater apprehensions among the general public and leaders in such diverse fields as religion, the humanities, and government. In this engaging book, Leon R. Kass, the noted teacher, scientist, humanist, and chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics, and James Q. Wilson, the preeminent political scientist to whom four United States presidents have turned for advice on crime, drug abuse, education, and other crises in American life, explore the ethics of human cloning, reproductive technology, and the teleology of human sexuality. Although in their lively dialgoue both authors share a fundamental distrust of the notion of human cloning, they base their resistance on different views of the role of sexual reproduction and the role of the family. Professor Kass contends that in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproudction technologies that place the origin of human life in human hands have eroded the respect for the mystery of sexuality and human renewal. Professor Wilson, in contrast, asserts that whether a human life is created naturally or artificially is immaterial as long as the child is raised by loving parents in a two-parent family and is not harmed by the means of its conception. This accessible volume promises to inform the public policy debate over the permissible conduct of genetic research and the permissible uses of its discoveries.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Legal Perspectives In Bioethics

Author : Ana S. Iltis
ISBN : 9781135991999
Genre : Philosophy
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Issues in bioethics often turn, at least in part, on the law and regulatory requirements. Consisting of chapters that address particular bioethics topics from the law’s perspective, this fascinating book includes: an introduction to the American legal system papers identifying the principal ways in which the law influences discussions and decisions concerning each of the topics highlighted supplemental papers on certain areas that address the influence and status of the law in countries other than the United States. Covering traditional topics in bioethics, such as determinations of death and health care decisions for vulnerable groups, this study also explores emerging areas such as conflicts of interest in research, genetics, and privacy and confidentiality in the electronic age. Incisive and thought-provoking, this volume provides readers with a rich context for understanding the intersection between the law on bioethics and the central issues in bioethics.
Category: Philosophy

Human Cloning

Author : Judith A. Johnson
ISBN : 9781437939316
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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Contents: (1) Background: Cloning Attempts in South Korea; Cloning Attempts in the United Kingdom and United States; Clonaid; Advanced Cell Technology; Others with Human Cloning Intentions; (2) Federal Policy Involving Human Embryo Research; Ethics Advisory Board; National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Embryo Research Panel; Dickey Amendment; Actions During the second Bush Administration; (3) State Laws on Cloning; (4) Congressional Action; (5) Ethical and Social Issues; Issues Involved in Cloning for Reproductive Purposes; Issues Involved in Cloning for Therapeutic Purposes; Types of Restrictions.

Human Cloning

Author : Kerry Lynn Macintosh
ISBN : 9781139852104
Genre : Law
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Since Dolly the sheep was born, controversy has swirled around the technology of cloning. We recoil at the prospect of human copies, manufactured men and women, nefarious impersonators and resurrections of the dead. Such reactions have serious legal consequences: lawmakers have banned stem cell research along with the cloning of babies. But what if our minds have been playing tricks on us? What if everything we thought we knew about human cloning is rooted in intuition rather than fact? Human Cloning: Four Fallacies and their Legal Consequences is a rollicking ride through science, psychology and the law. Drawing on sources ranging from science fiction films to the Congressional Record, this book unmasks the role that psychological essentialism has played in bringing about cloning bans. It explains how hidden intuitions have caused conservatives and liberals to act contrary to their own most cherished ideals and values.
Category: Law

Cloning After Dolly

Author : Gregory E. Pence
ISBN : 0742534081
Genre : Science
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In a new book building on his classic Who's afraid of Human Cloning? Pence continues to advocate a reasoned view of cloning.
Category: Science