David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20 (4):419-438 (1995)
Objections that the New Reproductive Technologies pose temptations to "play God" are common. This essay examines three versions of the objection: 1) these technologies "usurp God's dominion in reproduction"; 2) they permit us to "make" our offspring; and 3) they involve us in a denial of human finitude. None proves to generate a decisive case against the New Reproductive Technologies; each requires some further argument to be persuasive. Nonetheless, warnings not to "play God" are shown to have an important parenetic function in the debate over medically-assisted reproduction, occasioning needed reflection on the meaning of creatureliness, finitude and responsible co-creation in the context of new forms of reproduction. Keywords: medically-assisted reproduction, New Reproductive Technologies, divine authority, "playing God." CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Maren Klawiter (1990). Using Arendt and Heidegger to Consider Feminist Thinking on Women and Reproductive / Infertility Technologies. Hypatia 5 (3):65 - 89.
Daniel Sperling (2012). Socializing the Public: Invoking Hannah Arendt's Critique of Modernity to Evaluate Reproductive Technologies. [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 15 (1):53-60.
Godfrey B. Tangwa (2008). Third Party Assisted Conception: An African Perspective. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 29 (5):297-306.
Ruth Deech & Anna Smajdor (2007). From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology. OUP Oxford.
Mark Greene (2009). Choosing Future People: Reproductive Technologies and Identity. In Vardit Ravitsky, Autumn Fiester & Arthur L. Caplan (eds.), The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics. Springer Publishing Company. 307-317.
Thérèse Murphy (2009). The Texture of Reproductive Choice : Law, Ethnography, and Reproductive Technologies. In , New Technologies and Human Rights. Oxford University Press.
Enrico Maestri (2011). Fabbriche Della Vita. La Critica Ecofemminista Alle Tecniche Riproduttive Artificiali. Ragion Pratica 37 (2):417-442.
Kristine S. Knaplund, Legal Issues of Maternity and Inheritance for the Biotech Child of the 21st Century.
Added to index2010-08-24
Total downloads7 ( #180,112 of 1,096,707 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #271,187 of 1,096,707 )
How can I increase my downloads?