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Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life

David DeGrazia

Abstract

The ethics of creating—or declining to create—people has been addressed in several contexts: debates over abortion and embryo research; literature on “self-creation”; discussions of procreative rights and responsibilities, genetic engineering, and future generations. Here, for the first time, is a sustained, scholarly analysis of all of these issues—a discussion combining breadth of topics with philosophical depth, imagination with current scientific understanding, argumentative rigor with accessibility. The overarching aim of this book is to illuminate a broad array of issues connected with r ... More

Keywords: ethics, creation, abortion, embryo research, self-creation, procreative rights, procreative responsibilities, genetic engineering, moral philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195389630
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389630.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David DeGrazia, author
George Washington University