Artificial reproduction, blood relatedness, and human identity

The Monist 89 (4):548-566 (2006)
The article discusses questions on the significance of blood relatedness in the context of identity arguments about artificial reproduction (AR). Kinship, origins, and biological connections are significant to human beings. The author explains that family relationships bear on the identity of human beings. Moreover, she emphasizes that once these principles are neglected, it is possible to create people in ways that threaten significant human bonds and alienate people who are naturally related spelling loss, confusion and grief for them.
Keywords Assisted reproduction  Kinship  Identity  Reproductive ethics
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ISBN(s) 0026-9662
DOI 10.5840/monist20068947
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