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Ethical issues in human cloning : cross-disciplinary perspectives
Brannigan, Michael C., 1948-
Publication Information:
New York : Seven Bridges Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
xii, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Reading Level:
1420 Lexile.
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This cross-disciplinary reader provides a comprehensive perspective on the major ethical issues regarding human cloning. The issues are presented from the scientific, religious (Western and non-Western), philosophical, and legal points of view. With a far-reaching appeal to a broad range of students and instructors, this new and timely anthology is important to any sound assessment of the moral questions surrounding human cloning.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction The Ethical Challengep. 1
Part I Perspectives from Sciencep. 5
The Science, Fiction, and Reality of Embryo Cloningp. 11
Notesp. 19
Referencesp. 19
The Outcome as Cause: Predestination and Human Cloningp. 21
Referencesp. 32
Dolly's Fashion and Louis's Passion: Ruminations on the Downfall of a King and the Cloning of a Sheepp. 34
The Wisdom of Repugnancep. 43
Part II Perspectives from Religionp. 67
Should We Clone Humans?p. 74
Begetting and Cloningp. 77
Can Science Be Trusted?p. 82
Regulating Cloning Technologiesp. 84
Human and Divine Responsibilityp. 87
To Clone or Not to Clone?p. 89
Who Will Set the Limits?p. 91
Knowledge Is Not Wisdomp. 93
The Opportunity of Cloningp. 95
When It Comes To Karma.p. 98
Cloning, Ethics, and Religionp. 100
Notesp. 105
What's Wrong with Cloning?p. 106
Referencesp. 114
Part III Perspectives from Philosophyp. 115
Cloning: Then and Nowp. 121
Moral Problems in Cloning Embryosp. 126
Bad Copies: How Popular Media Represent Cloning as an Ethical Problemp. 128
Notesp. 140
Clones, Harms, and Rightsp. 141
Conclusionp. 146
Notesp. 147
Cloning and Infertilityp. 148
Notesp. 163
4 Questions about Ethicsp. 165
Notesp. 176
Part IV Perspectives from Policy and Lawp. 177
Cloning Human Beings: Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commissionp. 183
Scientific Discoveries and Cloning: Challenges for Public Policy Testimony before the Subcommittee on Public Health and Safety, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, March 12, 1997p. 188
Mom, Dad, Clone: Implications for Reproductive Privacyp. 194
Notesp. 203
The Question of Human Cloningp. 207
Acknowledgmentsp. 223
Notesp. 223
Splitting Embryos on the Slippery Slope: Ethics and Public Policyp. 225
Notesp. 238
Referencesp. 238
Epilogue: Recent Developmentsp. 240
Conclusionp. 244