American Journal of Bioethics 12 (9):28-30 (2012)

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Monika Piotrowska
State University of New York, Albany
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According to Haber and Benham (2012), a sufficient condition for full moral consideration is that a creature bears a genealogical relation to the Homo sapiens lineage. Since part-humans do not bear such a relation, they are not due full moral consideration on that basis. Given this argument, my aim in this commentary is twofold. First, I want to challenge its soundness by showing that it is possible for part-humans to bear a genealogical relation to the H. sapiens lineage. Second, I want to argue that Haber and Benham's attempt at avoiding moral confusion by reframing ethical concerns about part-humans doesn’t work.
Keywords chimera  part-human  genealogical relation
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DOI 10.1080/15265161.2012.699144
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