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The NBAC Report on Cloning: A Case Study in Religion, Public Policy, and Bioethics

M. Cathleen Kaveny

David E. Guinn (ed.)

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The report produced by the National Bioethics Advisory Commission at the request of President Bill Clinton, titled Cloning Human Beings, provides a good example of the two-pronged approach to ... More


Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Lydia M.D. Dugdale (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Most of us are generally ill-equipped for dying. Today, we neither see death nor prepare for it. But this has not always been the case. In the early fifteenth century, the Catholic Church published ... More


Naked Genes: Reinventing the Human in the Molecular Age

Helga Nowotny and Giuseppe Testa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262014939
eISBN:
9780262295802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014939.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book charts the mutual reconfiguration between scientific and social innovations in and around the molecular life sciences. Today’s biology is making visible what was once invisible. It parses ... More


From reason to practice in bioethics: An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris

John Coggon, Sarah Chan, Soren Holme, and Thomasine Kushner (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096235
eISBN:
9781781708392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096235.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

From Reason to Practice in Bioethics: An Anthology Dedicated to the Works of John Harris brings together original contributions from some of the world’s leading scholars in the field of bioethics. ... More


Bioethics: Bridging from Morality to Law?

Roger Brownsword

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter is divided into four parts. The first part considers the view of ethics presented in the Nuffield Council on Bioethics' report, ‘Critical Care Decisions in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine: ... More


The Troubled Relationship Between Bioethics and Human Rights *

Richard Ashcroft

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines the relationship between bioethics and humans. The first part of the chapter briefly presents the debate over the value of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and ... More


Celebrating Bioethics and Bioethicists

Renée C. Fox and Judith P. Swazey

in Observing Bioethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365559
eISBN:
9780199851881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365559.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Bioethics has found its place in the United States with succeeding events that celebrate its birth, the founding of bioethics institutions, deeper research and development, and prominent figures in ... More


The Challenge of Regulatory Legitimacy I

Roger Brownsword

in Rights, Regulation, and the Technological Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199276806
eISBN:
9780191707605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276806.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. It then identifies and maps three leading bioethical positions, each of which is compressed within ... More


DistanceXComplicity

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In a February 1999 article, Jeffrey Kahn of the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics commented that deCODE Genetics negotiated the right to Iceland's genome for $200 million, which seemed, ... More


Genetic Engineering: Deconstructing Grown versus Made

Kelly Oliver

in Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251087
eISBN:
9780823253036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251087.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

I use the deconstruction of the nature-culture dichotomy, with its attendant opposition between grown and made, to challenge debates in bioethics over cloning. Indeed, deconstructing the central ... More


Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture

James Tabery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027373
eISBN:
9780262324144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027373.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

If everyone now agrees that human traits arise not from nature or nurture but from the interaction of nature and nurture, then why does the “nature versus nurture” debate persist? In Beyond Versus, ... More


Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Reader

Dominic A. Sisti, Arthur L. Caplan, and Hila Rimon-Greenspan (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019682
eISBN:
9780262317245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019682.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This book discusses some of the most critical ethical issues in mental health care today, including the moral dimensions of addiction, patient autonomy and compulsory treatment, privacy and ... More


The Politics of Adoption: Gender and the Making of French Citizenship

Bruno Perreau

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027229
eISBN:
9780262323383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027229.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The Politics of Adoption argues that adoption is not a mere family question. It conveys a model of citizenship. Policies, jurisprudence, and social work define an ideal image of parenthood in the ... More


Dying, a Lost Art

Lydia S. Dugdale

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

At various points throughout history, for reasons of plague, pestilence, and war, death has dominated human consciousness. This was especially apparent during the Bubonic Plague of the fourteenth ... More


Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Lydia S. Dugdale

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

In the concluding chapter, the volume editor Lydia Dugdale collects the themes that emerge from the preceding chapters and shows how together they might contribute to the rediscovery of an art of ... More


Disarming the “Genetic Predisposition to Violence”: The Dangers of Mischaracterizing Interaction

James Tabery

in Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027373
eISBN:
9780262324144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027373.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 2002, scientists were reported to have discovered a “genetic predisposition to violence” in the form of the MAOA gene (monoamine oxidase A). Bioethicists reflecting on the discovery recommended ... More


Autonomy

Alex Mold

in Making the patient-consumer: Patient organisations and health consumerism in Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095313
eISBN:
9781781708606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095313.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter explores the ways in which patient organisations began to re-position the patient through emerging notions of health consumerism and patient autonomy in Britain. It does so by focusing ... More


Editors’ introduction

John Coggon, Sarah Chan, Søren Holm, and Thomasine Kushner

in From reason to practice in bioethics: An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096235
eISBN:
9781781708392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096235.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter introduces the general themes of and rationale for the book. It explains the importance and scope of the field of bioethics, and of the scholarship of Professor John Harris within that ... More


Thought and memory

John Harris

in From reason to practice in bioethics: An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096235
eISBN:
9781781708392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096235.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

What is bioethics for, indeed what is ethics for? This introductory biographical essay gives some sense of what I have been trying to do in my life in bioethics and of some of the influences and ... More


Why the reasonable man is not always right?

Margaret Brazier

in From reason to practice in bioethics: An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096235
eISBN:
9781781708392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096235.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter reflects on the role of reason in law and bioethics. The aspiring lawyer makes the acquaintance of the ‘reasonable man’ early in her or his student days. The chapter then addresses the ... More


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