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Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by the President's Council On Bioethics

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Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by the President's Council On Bioethics
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Contains a collection of essays exploring human dignity and bioethics, a concept crucial to today's discourse in law and ethics in general and in bioethics in particular.  

This publication gives some examples of how human dignity can be a difficult concept to apply in bioethical controversies, explores some of the complex roots of the modern notion of human dignity, in order to shed light on why its application to bioethics is so problematic, and suggests, tentatively, that a certain conception of human dignity—dignity understood as humanity— has an important role to play in bioethics, both now and especially in the future.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Letter of Transmittal

Members of the President's Council on Bioethics   

Council Staff and Consultants

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: Bioethics and the Question of Human Dignity (Schulman)

Chapter 2: Human Dignity and Respect for Persons: A Historical Perspective on Public Bioethics (Davis)

Part 1: Dignity and Modern Science

Chapter 3: How to Protect Human Dignity from Science (Dennett)

Chapter 4: Human Dignity and the Mystery of the Human Soul (Kraynak)

Commentary on Kraynak (Dennett)

Commentary on Dennett (Kraynak)

Commentary on Dennett (Gómez-Lobo)

Chapter 5: Human Dignity from a Neurophilosophical Perspective (Churchland)

Commentary on Churchland (Meilaender)

Part 2: Human Nature and the Future of Man

Chapter 6: Human Uniqueness and Human Dignity: Persons in Nature and the Nature of Persons (Rolston)

Chapter 7: Human Dignity and the Future of Man (Rubin)

Chapter 8: Dignity and Enhancement (Bostrom)

Part 3: Dignity and Modern Culture

Chapter 9: Human Dignity and Public Discourse (Neuhaus)

Chapter 10: Modern and American Dignity (Lawler)

Chapter 11: Human Dignity: Exploring and Explicating the Council's Vision (Meilaender)

Commentary on Meilaender and Dennett (Lawler)

Commentary on Meilaender and Dennett (Schaub)

Part 4: The Source and Meaning of Dignity

Chapter 12: Defending Human Dignity (Kass)

Chapter 13: Kant's Concept of Human Dignity as a Resource for Bioethics (Shell)

Chapter 14: Human Dignity and Political Entitlements (Nussbaum)

Commentary on Nussbaum, Shell, and Kass (Schaub)

Chapter 15: The Irreducibly Religious Character of Human Dignity (Gelernter)

Part 5: Theories of Human Dignity

Chapter 16: The Nature and Basis of Human Dignity (Lee, George)

Chapter 17: Two Arguments From Human Dignity (Weithman)

Chapter 18: Dignity and Bioethics: History, Theory, and Selected Applications (Sulmasy)

Part 6: Human Dignity and the Practice of Medicine

Chapter 19: Human Dignity and the Seriously Ill Patient (Dresser)

Chapter 20: The Lived Experience of Human Dignity (Pellegrino)

Contributors

Audience

The medical community and medical researchers, caretakers and leaders of caretaking and hospice programs, students and professors and researchers studying the humanities, ethics and law, and law experts--all interested in bioethics (especially human dignity and bioethics)--will find this publication useful.  In addition, members of the general public who seek enlightenment about issues of bioethics and human dignity will find this a very informative publication.

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Publisher:
President's Commission on Bioethics
Year/Pages:
2008: 575 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • Bioethics
  • Medical ethics
  • Human Experimentation in Medicine
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Subject Bibliography:
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Item available Date:
02/08/2008
Last Status Update:
12/05/2017
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