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THE MORAL-PRINCIPLE OBJECTION TO HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

Opponents of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research claim that such research is incompatible with the moral principle that it is always wrong intentionally to end a human life. In this essay, I discuss how that principle might be revised so that it is subject to as few difficulties as... Full description

1st Person: MARQUIS, DON
Source: in Metaphilosophy Vol. 38, No. 2/3 (2007), p. 190-206
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2007
Keywords: research-article
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Summary: Opponents of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research claim that such research is incompatible with the moral principle that it is always wrong intentionally to end a human life. In this essay, I discuss how that principle might be revised so that it is subject to as few difficulties as possible. I then argue that even the most defensible version of the principle is compatible with the moral permissibility of hESC research.
Item Description: Copyright: © 2007 Metaphilosophy LLC and Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Physical Description: Online-Ressource
ISSN: 1467-9973

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