Stem Cells, Human Embryos and Ethics

Interdisciplinary Perspectives


ISBN: 978-1-4020-6988-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-6989-5 (Online)
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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Biological and Medical Perspectives

    1. Book Chapter

      Pages 1-18

      The Moral Status of Human Embryos with Special Regard to Stem Cell Research and Therapy

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 21-30

      Stem Cells: Sources and Clinical Applications

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 31-39

      Alternative Means to Obtain Pluripotent Stem Cells

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 41-53

      Neurogenesis and Potential Use of Stem Cells from Adult Human Brain

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 55-70

      Can We Use Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Treat Brain and Spinal Cord Injury and Disease?

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 71-87

      Stem Cells, Embryos and Ethics: Is There a Way Forward?

  3. Social and Political Perspectives

    1. Book Chapter

      Pages 91-109

      An Intercultural Perspective on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 111-120

      Human Embryo Research: The European Perspective

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 121-134

      Stem Cells, Pluralism and Moral Empathy

  4. Philosophical Perspectives

    1. Book Chapter

      Pages 137-147

      The Potentiality Argument and Stem Cell Research

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 149-166

      Can the Distinction between the Moral and the Descriptive Support a Full Moral Standing of an Embryo?

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 167-175

      The Beginning of Individual Human Life

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 177-185

      Embryonic Stem Cell Research – Arguments of the Ethical Debate in Germany

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 187-202

      The Question of Human Cloning in the Context of the Stem Cell Debate

  5. Theological Perspectives

    1. Book Chapter

      Pages 205-220

      Stem Cells from Human Embryos for Research? The Theological Discussion Within Christianity

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 221-235

      Theological Arguments in the Human Stem Cell Debate: A Critical Evaluation

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 237-250

      Human Embryos and Embryonic Stem Cells – Ethical Aspects

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 251-255