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Conceiving the Embryo

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ISBN13: 9789041102089
ISBN: 9041102086
Published: June 1998
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £204.00

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This volume of essays, together with its companion ""Creating the Child: The Ethics, Law and Practice of Assisted Procreation"" (Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, 1996, ISBN 90-411-0207-8) is the result of a concerted action in the BIOMED programme of the European Commission, which was co-ordinated by the editor. Clinicians, lawyers and philosophers explore the theoretical and practical problems presented by the new technologies in assisted human reproduction in Eastern, Central and Western Europe. The central question of the status of the human embryo is examined in the light of recent biological discoveries and cultural and legal dissonance within and between the various countries in Europe.

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1. Conceiving the Embryo; D. Evans. Part I: Biological Facts and Moral Values.
2. Assisted Conception in the Human - the Embryological View; S. Fishel.
3. Pro-Attitudes to Pre-Embryos; D. Evans.
4. The Status of the Embryo - More Place for Moral Intuitions; J.- M. Thevoz.
5. The Human Embryo and the Relativity of Biological Individuality; A. Mauron.
6. Human Individuation and Moral Justification; M. Evans.
Part 2: Moral Values in Social and Cultural Context.
7. Contraception and the Moral Status of the Early Human Embryo; S. Beasley.
8. Talking About Embryos; Z. Szawarski.
9. Cultural Pro-Attitudes, Reproductive Ethics and Embryo Protection; V. Prodanov.
Part 3: Personhood and The Human Embryo.
10. Is the Human Embryo a Person? No; M. Mori.
11. Human Embryology and the Criterion of Moral Standing; A. Przyluska-Fiszer.
12. Embryos as Moral Subjects and Limits of Responsibility; K.W. Ruyter.
13. The Moral Status of the Pre-Personal Human Being: the Argument from Potential Reconsidered; S. Holm.
14. The Idea of Brain-Birth in Connection with Artificial Abortion; J. Kovacs.
Part 4: The Legal Status of the Human Foetus.
15. The Legal Status of the Human Foetus. A Comparative Analysis; W. Lang.
16. Legal Status of the Human Embryo: Overview of the Hungarian Legislation; J. Sandor.
17. The Legal Status of the Embryo in Poland; E. Zielinska.
Part 5: Human Embryo Research.
18. What Developments of Human Embryo Research Would be Philosophically Challenging? A. Mauron.
19. Research on Human Embryos; P. Dalla-Vorgia.
20. The Regulation of Embryo Research under the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act of 1990; A.J. Klotzko.
21. Procuring Gametes for Research and Therapy; D. Evans.
Part 6: Legislation Concerning Human Embryology.
22. Legal Consensus and Divergence in European Legislation in the Area of Human Embryology - Room for Harmonization? L. Nielsen.
23. The Embryo in French Legislation; C. Byk.
24. The Use of Gametes and Zygotes in German Law; E. Deutsch.
25. Spanish Legislation on Uses of Gametes and Zygotes (Pre-Embryos); J.V. Martinez.