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Stem Cell Research: The Ethical Issues

Stem Cell Research: The Ethical Issues

Lori Gruen (Editor) , Laura Grabel (Editor) , Peter Singer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-16062-9

Jan 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

224 pages

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$35.95

Description

In this timely collection, some of the world's leading ethicists grapple with the variety of issues posed by human embryonic stem cell research.

  • Investigates the moral status of the embryo including the creation of chimeras and paying for gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos for research purposes

  • Provides a thorough evaluation of the ethics and politics of regulating hESC research, and the privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent in the conduct of research and clinical investigations

  • Essential reading for scientists, philosophers, policy makers, and all who are interested in the ethical conduct of science

  • Contributors include David DeGrazia, Lori Gruen, Elizabeth Harman, John Harris, Jeff McMahan, Don Marquis and Peter Singer
Notes on Contributors.

1. Introduction: Laura Grabel and Lori Gruen.

2. The Ambiguity of the Embryo: Ethical Inconsistency in the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate: Katrien Devolder and John Harri.

3. Killing Embryos for Stem Cell Research: Jeff McMahan.

4. The Moral-Principle Objection to Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Don Marquis.

5. How is the Ethics of Stem Cell Research Different from the Ethics of Abortion?: Elizabeth Harman.

6. Respecting Human Embryos within Stem Cell Research: Seeking Harmony: Bertha Alvarez Manninen.

7. Rescuing Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: The Possibility of Embryo Reconstitution after Stem Cell Derivation: Katrien Devolder and Christopher M. Ward.

8. The Moral Status of Stem Cells: Agata Sagan and Peter Singer.

9. Oocytes for Sale?: Lori Gruen.

10. Human-Animal Chimeras: Human Dignity, Moral Status, and Species Prejudice: David Degrazia.

11. Why No Compromise is Possible: Torbjörn Tännsjö.

Index

"Recommended reading for all who have their doubts … .The book works impressively and convincingly through the various arguments related to stem cell research." (Ethical Perspectives, Autumn 2009)

  • A timely collection where some of the world’s leading ethicists assess the variety of issues posed by human embryonic stem cell research
  • Investigates the moral status of the embryo including the creation of chimeras and paying for gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos for research purposes
  • Provides a thorough evaluation of the ethics and politics of regulating hESC research, and the privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent in the conduct of research and clinical investigations
  • Essential reading for scientists, philosophers, policy makers, and all who are interested in the ethical conduct of science
  • Contributors include David DeGrazia, Lori Gruen, Elizabeth Harman, John Harris, Jeff McMahan, Don Marquis and Peter Singer