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Human Cloning: Four Fallacies and Their Legal Consequences


ISBN13: 9781107669598
Published: March 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2012)
Price: £20.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107031852



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Since Dolly the sheep was born, controversy has swirled around the technology of cloning. We recoil at the prospect of human copies, manufactured men and women, nefarious impersonators and resurrections of the dead. Such reactions have serious legal consequences: lawmakers have banned stem cell research along with the cloning of babies. But what if our minds have been playing tricks on us? What if everything we thought we knew about human cloning is rooted in intuition rather than fact? Human Cloning: Four Fallacies and their Legal Consequences is a rollicking ride through science, psychology and the law.

Drawing on sources ranging from science fiction films to the Congressional Record, this book unmasks the role that psychological essentialism has played in bringing about cloning bans. It explains how hidden intuitions have caused conservatives and liberals to act contrary to their own most cherished ideals and values.

Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Part I. The Science of Cloning:
1. Animals born through cloning are ordinary members of their species
2. Animals born through cloning are unique individuals and have their own lifespans
3. Humans born through cloning will be unique individuals and have their own lifespans

Part II. The Cognitive Psychology of Cloning:
4. Identity and essentialism
5. Artifacts and essentialism
6. Imposters and essentialism
7. Resurrection and essentialism

Part III. The Law of Cloning:
8. Essentialism and the law of reproductive cloning
9. Essentialism and the law of research cloning.

Series: Cambridge Bioethics and Law

Self-Ownership, Property Rights, and the Human Body: A Legal and Philosophical Analysis ISBN 9781107036864
To be published January 2018
Cambridge University Press
£95.00
Solidarity and Justice in Health and Social Care ISBN 9781107069800
To be published August 2017
Cambridge University Press
£85.00
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium ISBN 9781107198869
To be published August 2017
Cambridge University Press
£95.00
Property in the Body 2nd ed ISBN 9781316613740
Published June 2017
Cambridge University Press
£24.99
Mental Capacity in Relationship: Decision-Making, Dialogue, and Autonomy ISBN 9781107164000
Published May 2017
Cambridge University Press
£69.99
Merry and McCall Smith's Errors, Medicine and the Law 2nd ed ISBN 9781316632253
Published April 2017
Cambridge University Press
£34.99
Continuous Sedation at the End of Life: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives ISBN 9781316618639
Published December 2016
Cambridge University Press
£28.99
The Affordable Care Act and Medicare in Comparative Context ISBN 9781107110557
Published August 2015
Cambridge University Press
£93.00
The Right to Know and the Right Not to Know: Genetic Privacy and Responsibility 2nd ed ISBN 9781107076075
Published September 2014
Cambridge University Press
£62.00
The Right to Know and the Right Not to Know: Genetic Privacy and Responsibility 2nd ed ISBN 9781107429796
Published September 2014
Cambridge University Press
£27.99
Privacy, Confidentiality, and Health Research ISBN 9781107696631
Published December 2013
Cambridge University Press
£18.99
Criminal Law, Philosophy and Public Health Practice ISBN 9781107022782
Published October 2013
Cambridge University Press
£62.00
Continuous Sedation at the End of Life: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives ISBN 9781107039216
Published August 2013
Cambridge University Press
£67.00
Human Cloning: Four Fallacies and Their Legal Consequences ISBN 9781107031852
Published December 2012
Cambridge University Press
£72.00
Privacy, Confidentiality, and Health Research ISBN 9781107020870
Published June 2012
Cambridge University Press
£62.00