The Ethics of Human Cloning

Leon R. Kass James Q. Wilson

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The Ethics of Human Cloning

The Ethics of Human Cloning In this engaging book Leon R Kass the noted teacher scientist and humanist and James Q Wilson the preeminent political scientist to whom four U S presidents have turned for advice on crime drug

  • Title: The Ethics of Human Cloning
  • Author: Leon R. Kass James Q. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780844740508
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this engaging book, Leon R Kass, the noted teacher, scientist, and humanist, and James Q Wilson, the preeminent political scientist to whom four U.S presidents have turned for advice on crime, drug abuse, education, and other crises in American life, explore the ethics of human cloning, reproductive technology, and the teleology of human sexuality Although in theirIn this engaging book, Leon R Kass, the noted teacher, scientist, and humanist, and James Q Wilson, the preeminent political scientist to whom four U.S presidents have turned for advice on crime, drug abuse, education, and other crises in American life, explore the ethics of human cloning, reproductive technology, and the teleology of human sexuality Although in their lively dialogue both authors share a fundamental distrust of the notion of human cloning, they base their reticence on different views of the role of sexual reproduction and the role of the family Professor Kass contends that in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproduction technologies that place the origin of human life in human hands have eroded the respect for the mystery of sexuality and human renewal Professor Wilson, on the other hand, asserts that whether a human life is created naturally or artificially is immaterial as long as the child is raised by loving parents in a two parent family and is not harmed by the means of its conception This accessible volume promises to inform the public policy debate over the permissible conduct of genetic research and the permissible uses of its discoveries.

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    1. Mark on said:

      I read this in the Raleigh library not long after it came out. That would make it some time in 2001. I found the arguments, particularly Dr. Kass's were incredibly weak and lacked any sort of logical framework. The "Wisdom of Moral Repugnance" argument lingers with me even 10 years later. The argument is basically, "I think it is gross, so it must be amoral." Big surprise then that he was an ethics advisor to President Bush, for whom such would pass for rhetoric. Ultimately neither author conjur [...]

    2. Juliet on said:

      Given the title of this book, The Ethics of Human Cloning, I figured it would be full of arguments about why cloning is ethical and that we should make an effort to advance our technology in that field. Much to my surprise (and good fortune), the book is about no such thing, in fact it is the opposite. Kass and Wilson both oppose cloning but have different reasons for their opposition, which are presented well using the essays that each had written. Although I sided with Kass for the most part, [...]

    3. A.J. Jr. on said:

      A very important book. Dr Kass is one of the brightest thinkers of our time.a very wise man.

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