Human Identity and Bioethics

This book develops accounts of both senses of identity, arguing that both are normatively important, and is unique in its exploration of a range of issues in bioethics through the lens of identity.

Human Identity and Bioethics

Human Identity and Bioethics

When philosophers address personal identity, they usually explore numerical identity: what are the criteria for a person's continuing existence? When non-philosophers address personal identity, they often have in mind narrative identity: Which characteristics of a particular person are salient to her self-conception? This book develops accounts of both senses of identity, arguing that both are normatively important, and is unique in its exploration of a range of issues in bioethics through the lens of identity. Defending a biological view of our numerical identity and a framework for understanding narrative identity, DeGrazia investigates various issues for which considerations of identity prove critical: the definition of death; the authority of advance directives in cases of severe dementia; the use of enhancement technologies; prenatal genetic interventions; and certain types of reproductive choices. He demonstrates the power of personal identity theory to illuminate issues in bioethics as they bring philosophical theory to life.

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Human Identity and Bioethics
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: David DeGrazia, Professor of Philosophy David DeGrazia
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-06-13 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

When philosophers address personal identity, they usually explore numerical identity: what are the criteria for a person's continuing existence? When non-philosophers address personal identity, they often have in mind narrative identity: Which characteristics of a particular person are salient to her self-conception? This book develops accounts of both senses of
Defining the Beginning and End of Life
Language: en
Pages: 600
Authors: John P. Lizza
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-01 - Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

It will engage bioethicists and philosophers as well as inform policy and law regarding issues at the beginning and end of life.
Research Involving Human Biological Materials: Report and recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: United States. National Bioethics Advisory Commission
Categories: Bioethics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:

Books about Research Involving Human Biological Materials: Report and recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission
Personal Identity and Fractured Selves
Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: Debra J. H. Mathews, Hilary Bok, Peter V. Rabins
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-12 - Publisher: JHU Press

How philosophers think about persons, personal identity, and the self / Maura Tumulty -- Toward a neurobiology of personal identity / Peter V. Rabins and David M. Blass -- Case studies / David M. Blass -- Getting our stories straight : self-narrative and personal identity / Marya Schechtman -- Personal
Choice
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Debra J. H. Mathews, Hilary Bok, Peter V. Rabins
Categories: Academic libraries
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

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