Cambridge University Press (2008)

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Louis M. Guenin
Harvard University
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Is it permissible to use a human embryo in stem cell research, or in general as a means for benefit of others? Acknowledging each embryo as an object of moral concern, Louis M.Guenin argues that it is morally permissible to decline intrauterine transfer of an embryo formed outside the body, and that from this permission and the duty of beneficence, there follows a consensus justification for using donated embryos in service of humanitarian ends. He then proceeds to show how this justification commands assent even within moral and religious views commonly thought to oppose embryo use. Beneath his moral reasoning lies a carefully constructed metaphysical foundation incorporating accounts of the ontology of development, embryos, and species. He also incisively discusses nonreprocloning, reprocloning, ectogenesis, and related scientific frontiers. This compelling philosophical study will interest all concerned to understand virtue and obligation in the relief of suffering
Keywords Life and death, Power over  Human embryo Moral and ethical aspects  Human embryo Moral and ethical aspects  Embryo Research ethics  Embryo Disposition ethics  Embryonic Stem Cells  Embryo Transfer ethics  Personhood  Cloning, Organism ethics
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Call number BJ1469.G84 2008
ISBN(s) 9780521872690   0521694272   9780521694278   0521872693
DOI 10.1093/analys/anp117
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