Life, Liberty and Defense of Dignity The Challenge for Bioethics

ISBN-10: 1893554554
ISBN-13: 9781893554559
Edition: 2002
Authors: Leon R. Kass
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 297
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

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.

Leon R. Kass is Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago.

Introduction
Nature and Purposes of Technology and Ethics
The Problem of Technology and Liberal Democracy
Practicing Ethics: Where's the Action?
Ethical Challenges from Biotechnology
Life and Lineage: Genetics and the Beginning of Life
The Meaning of Life--in the Laboratory
The Age of Genetic Technology Arrives
Cloning and the Posthuman Future
Body and Soul: Parts and Whole in the Midst of Life
Organs for Sale? Propriety, Property and the Price of Progress
Death and Immortality: Staying Human at the End of Life
Is There a Right to Die?
Death with Dignity and the Sanctity of Life
L'Chaim and Its Limits: Why Not Immortality?
Nature and Purposes of Biology
The Permanent Limitations of Biology
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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