David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Ethics 3 (1):51-71 (1999)
The advent of cloning animals has created a maelstrom of social concern about the ethical issues associated with the possibility of cloning humans. When the ethical concerns are clearly examined, however, many of them turn out to be less matters of rational ethics than knee-jerk emotion, religious bias, or fear of that which is not understood. Three categories of real and spurious ethical concerns are presented and discussed: 1) that cloning is intrinsically wrong, 2) that cloning must lead to bad consequences, and 3) that cloning harms the organism generated. The need for a rational ethical framework for discussing biotechnological advances is presented and defended.
|Keywords||biotechnology cloning ethics of biotechnology ethics of cloning ethics of human cloning ethics for reproductive technology genetic engineering human cloning religious ethics reproductive technology secular ethics social ethics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Bernard E. Rollin (2005). Genetic Engineering and the Sacred. Zygon 40 (4):939-952.
Similar books and articles
C. F. Gethmann & F. Thiele (2001). Moral Arguments Against the Cloning of Humans. Poiesis and Praxis 1 (1):35-46.
Richard Hanley (1999). A Wolf in Sheep's Cloning? Monash Bioethics Review 18:59-62.
S. Camporesi & L. Bortolotti (2008). Reproductive Cloning in Humans and Therapeutic Cloning in Primates: Is the Ethical Debate Catching Up with the Recent Scientific Advances? Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (9):e15-e15.
Raymond E. Spier (1999). An Approach to the Ethics of Cloning Humans Via an Examination of the Ethical Issues Pertaining to the Use of Any Tool. Science and Engineering Ethics 5 (1):17-32.
Samuel Mejías Valbuena (2005). Philosophical, Scientist, Moral, Ethics and Religious Analysis in the Juridical Compared Science in the Law of Cloning. S. Mejías Valbuena.
B. Rollin (1997). Send in the Clones ... Don't Bother, They 'Re Here'. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 10 (1):25-40.
Paul B. Thompson (1999). Ethical Issues in Livestock Cloning. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 11 (3):197-217.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads115 ( #31,189 of 1,789,985 )
Recent downloads (6 months)11 ( #75,461 of 1,789,985 )
How can I increase my downloads?