The Contingent Nature of Life

Bioethics and Limits of Human Existence

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-6762-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-6764-8 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-4

  2. Contingency of Life and the Ethical

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      Pages 5-5

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      The Value of Natural Contingency

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      Pages 17-24

      Between Natural Necessity and Ethical Contingency

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      Pages 25-36

      Of Poststructuralist Ethics and Nomadic Subjects

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      Pages 37-52

      Genetics, a Practical Anthropology

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      Pages 53-67

      Science, Religion, and Contingency

  3. Ethical Theories and the Limits of Life Sciences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69

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      Pages 71-82

      Bioethics and the Normative Concept of Human Selfhood

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      Pages 83-88

      Human Cognitive Vulnerability and the Moral Status of the Human Embryo and Foetus

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      Pages 89-96

      Needs and the Metaphysics of Rights

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      Pages 97-108

      The Authority of Desire in Medicine

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      Pages 109-117

      Procreative Needs and Rights

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      Pages 119-130

      Needs, Capacities and Morality

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      Pages 131-146

      Moral Judgement and Moral Reasoning

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      Pages 147-156

      Philosophical Reflection on Bioethics and Limits

  4. Cases of Limits

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157

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      Pages 159-167

      Finite Lives and Unlimited Medical Aspirations

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      Pages 169-182

      Reproductive Choice: Whose Rights? Whose Freedom?

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      Pages 183-189

      Assisted Reproduction and the Changing of the Human Body

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      Pages 191-208

      On the Limits of Liberal Bioethics

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      Pages 209-219

      The Human Embryo as Clinical Tool

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      Pages 221-232

      The Naked Emperor

  5. Abilities and Disabilities

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      Pages 233-233

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      Pages 235-246

      Disability: Suffering, Social Oppression, or Complex Predicament?

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