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Stem Cells,Human Embryos and Ethics

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Is it acceptable from an ethical point of view to use stem cells from human
embryos for scientific research and clinical therapy? And what are the
weaknesses and strengths of various opinions and positions when they are
critically evaluated? These are the main problems dealt with in this book. The
various chapters as a whole give a comprehensive, many-sided and balanced
discussion of the subject. The book contains contributions from biological,
medical, social, political, philosophical and theological perspectives.

The authors have been chosen because of their professional competence, many of
them being respected scholars on a top international level. They give an updated
contribution from their own discipline in order to enlighten the different
aspects of the common theme. The authors cover various positions and evaluations
with regard to the question of the use of embryonic stem cells for research and

The book is written for several audiences: a) scholars and professionals working
with stem cell research or with the ethical questions arising from this field
(people from biology, medicine, law, philosophy, theology etc.), b) advanced and
graduate students within the same professional disciplines and c) politicians
and the general public interested in the burning ethical problems which are
intensively debated in many countries.
Written for:

Academics and professionals working with stem cell research (biology, medicine,
law, philosophy, theology etc.), advanced and graduate students, politicians,
everybody interested in ethical problems

Table of contents

Preface by Mahendra Rao

Introduction by Lars Østnor

Biological and Medical Perspectives
1. The Moral Status of Human Embryos with Special Regard to Stem Cell Research
and Therapy: Biological and Medical Perspectives
2. Steinar Funderud: Stem Cells: Sources and Clinical Applications
3. Ole Johan Borge: Alternative Means to Obtain Pluripotent Stem Cells
4. Håvard Ølstørn, Morten C. Moe, Mercy Varghese, Iver A. Langmoen: Neurogenesis
and Potential Use of Stem Cells from Adult Human Brain
5. Joel C. Glover: Can We Use Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Treat Brain and
Spinal Cord Injury and Disease?
6. William B. Hurlbut: Stem Cells, Embryos and Ethics: Is There a Way Forward?

Social and political perspectives
7. LeRoy Walters: An Intercultural Perspective on Human Embryonic Stem Cell
8. Egbert Schroten: Human Embryo Research: The European Perspective
9. Theo A. Boer: Stem Cells, Pluralism, and Moral Empathy

Philosophical perspectives
10. Dagfinn Føllesdal: The Potentiality Argument and Stem Cell Research
11. Øyvind Baune: Can the Distinction Between the Moral and the Descriptive
Support a Full Moral Standing of an Embryo?
12. Anthony Kenny: The Beginning of Individual Human Life
13. Ludger Honnefelder: Embryonic Stem Cell Research – Arguments of the Ethical
Debate in Germany
14. Otfried Höffe: The Question of Human Cloning in the Context of the Stem Cell

Theological perspectives
15. Lars Østnor: Stem Cells from Human Embryos for Research? The Theological
Discussion within Christianity
16. Gunnar Heiene: Theological Arguments in the Human Stem Cell Debate: A
Critical Evaluation
17. Monika Bobbert: Human Embryos and Embryonic Stem Cells – Ethical Aspects

Product Details

* ISBN: 1402069888
* ISBN-13: 9781402069888
* Format: Softcover, 268pp
* Publisher: Spinger
* Pub. Date: Sep 3, 2008

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