Contemporary Debates in Bioethics

ISBN-10: 1444337149
ISBN-13: 9781444337143
Edition: 2014
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Description: Contemporary Debates in Bioethics features a timely collection of highly readable, debate-style arguments contributed by many of today’s top bioethics scholars, focusing on core bioethical concerns of the twenty-first century.Written in an engaging,  More...

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List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.73" wide x 9.68" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Contemporary Debates in Bioethics features a timely collection of highly readable, debate-style arguments contributed by many of today’s top bioethics scholars, focusing on core bioethical concerns of the twenty-first century.Written in an engaging, debate-style format for accessibility to non-specialistsFeatures general introductions to each topic that precede scholarly debatesPresents the latest, cutting-edge thoughts on relevant bioethics ideas, arguments, and debates

Glenn McGee is assistant professor of bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of over 100 articles and books. He is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Bioethics, and he writes a monthly column for MS-NBC Online. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.

#60;b#62;Robert Arp#60;/b#62; is a Research Associate with the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) at the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences at the University at Buffalo. He is the author of #60;i#62;Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Problem Solving#60;/i#62; (2008), and editor of #60;i#62;Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology#60;/i#62; (with Alexander Rosenberg, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) and #60;i#62;Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology#60;/i#62; (with Francisco Ayala, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). #60;b#62;Jamie Carlin Watson#60;/b#62; is a Ph.D. candidate at Florida State University.

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
General Introduction
References
Are There Universal Ethical Principles That Should Govern the Conduct of Medicine and Research Worldwide?
Introduction
References
There Are Universal Ethical Principles That Should Govern the Conduct of Medicine and Research Worldwide
There Are No Universal Ethical Principles That Should Govern the Conduct of Medicine and Research Worldwide
Reply to Decker
Reply to Pullman
Is It Morally Acceptable to Buy and Sell Organs for Human Transplantation?
Introduction
References
It Is Morally Acceptable to Buy and Sell Organs for Human Transplantation: Moral Puzzles and Policy Failures
It Is Not Morally Acceptable to Buy and Sell Organs for Human Transplantation: A Very Poor Solution to a Very Pressing Problem
Reply to Caplan
Reply to Cherry
Were It Physically Safe, Would Human Reproductive Cloning Be Acceptable?
Introduction
References
Were It Physically Safe, Human Reproductive Cloning Would Be Acceptable
Were It Physically Safe, Human Reproductive Cloning Would Not Be Acceptable
Reply to Levick
Reply to Devolder
Is the Deliberately Induced Abortion of a Human Pregnancy Ethically Justifiable?
Introduction
References
The Deliberately Induced Abortion of a Human Pregnancy Is Ethically Justifiable
The Deliberately Induced Abortion of a Human Pregnancy Is Not Ethically Justifiable
Reply to Marquis
Reply to Reiman
Is It Ethical to Patent or Copyright Genes, Embryos, or Their Parts?
Introduction
References
It Is Ethical to Patent or Copyright Genes, Embryos, or Their Parts
It Is Not Ethical to Patent or Copyright Genes, Embryos, or Their Parts
Reply to Koepsell
Reply to Sung
Should a Child Have the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment to Which the Child's Parents or Guardians Have Consented?
Introduction
References
The Child Should Have the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment to Which the Child's Parents or Guardians Have Consented
The Child Should Not Have the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment to Which the Child's Parents or Guardians Have Consented
Reply to Brooks
Reply to Winslade
Is Physician-Assisted Suicide Ever Ethical?
Introduction
References
Physician-Assisted Suicide Is Ethical
Physician-Assisted Suicide Is Not Ethical
Reply to Lee
Reply to Lachs
Should Stem-Cell Research Utilizing Embryonic Tissue Be Conducted?
Introduction
References
Stem-Cell Research Utilizing Embryonic Tissue Should Be Conducted
Stem-Cell Research Utilizing Embryonic Tissue Should Not Be Conducted
Joint Reply
Should We Prohibit the Use of Chimpanzees and Other Great Apes in Biomedical Research?
Introduction
References
We Should Prohibit the Use of Chimpanzees and Other Great Apes in Biomedical Research
We Should Not Prohibit the Use of Chimpanzees and Other Great Apes in Biomedical Research
Reply to Cohen
Reply to Kazez
Should the United States of America Adopt Universal Healthcare?
Introduction
References
The United States of America Should Adopt Universal Healthcare
The United States of America Should Not Adopt Universal Healthcare: Let's Try Freedom Instead
Reply to Whitman
Reply to Geyman
Is There a Legitimate Place for Human Genetic Enhancement?
Introduction
References
There Is a Legitimate Place for Human Genetic Enhancement
There Is No Legitimate Place for Human Genetic Enhancement: The Slippery Slope to Genocide
Reply to Black
Reply to Agar
Can There Be Agreement as to What Constitutes Human Death?
Introduction
References
There Can Be Agreement as to What Constitutes Human Death
There Cannot Be Agreement as to What Constitutes Human Death: Against Definitions, Necessary and Sufficient Conditions, and Determinate Boundaries
Reply to Chiong
Reply to Bernat
Is There Ever a Circumstance in Which a Doctor May Withhold Information?
Introduction
References
There Are Circumstances in Which a Doctor May Withhold Information
There Are No Circumstances in Which a Doctor May Withhold Information
Reply to Eberl
Reply to Beauchamp
Should In Vitro Fertilization Be an Option for a Woman?
Introduction
References
In Vitro Fertilization Should Be an Option for a Woman
In Vitro Fertilization Should Not Be an Option for a Woman
Reply to Tollefsen
Reply to Purdy
Are International Clinical Trials Exploitative?
Introduction
References
Clinical Trials Are Inherently Exploitative: The Likelihood That They Are Is High
International Clinical Trials Are Not Inherently Exploitative
Reply to Arneson
Reply to Watson
Index

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