Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity : The Challenge for Bioethics (1ST)

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Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity : The Challenge for Bioethics (1ST)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 313 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781893554559
  • DDC分類 174.957

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This book grapples with the moral meaning of the new biomedical technologies now threatening to take us back to the future envisioned by Aldous Huxley in "Brave New World". In a series of meditations on cloning, embryo research, the sale of organs, and the assault on mortality itself, Kass questions the wisdom of trying to break down the natural boundaries given us and to remake the human body into an instrument of our will.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       1  (28)
Nature and Purposes of Technology and Ethics
The Problem of Technology and Liberal 29 (26)
Democracy
Practicing Ethics: Where's the Action? 55 (26)
Ethical Challenges from Biotechnology
Life and Lineage: Genetics and the
Beginning of Life
The Meaning of Life---in the Laboratory 81 (38)
The Age of Genetic Technology Arrives 119(22)
Cloning and the Posthuman Future 141(36)
Body and Soul: Parts and Whole in the Midst
of Life
Organs for Sale? Propriety, Property and the 177(24)
Price of Progress
Death and Immortality: Staying Human at the
End of Life
Is There a Right to Die? 201(30)
Death with Dignity and the Sanctity of Life 231(26)
L'Chaim and Its Limits: Why Not Immortality? 257(20)
Nature and Purposes of Biology
The Permanent Limitations of Biology 277(22)
Acknowledgments 299(2)
Notes 301(6)
Index 307