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Human Identity and Bioethics

Human Identity and Bioethics - 05 edition

Human Identity and Bioethics - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780521532686

ISBN10: 052153268X

Human Identity and Bioethics by David DeGrazia - ISBN 9780521532686
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Human Identity and Bioethics by David DeGrazia - ISBN 9780521532686

ISBN13: 9780521532686

ISBN10: 052153268X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05

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Summary

When philosophers address personal identity they usually explore numerical identity. When non-philosophers address personal identity they often have in mind narrative identity. This book develops accounts of both senses of identity arguing that both are normatively important and is unique in its exploration of a wide 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 David DeGrazia investigates various issues for which considerations of identity prove critical.

Author Bio

David DeGrazia is Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Human persons: numerical identity and essence
3. Human persons: narrative identity and self-creation
4. Identity what we are and the definition of death
5. Advance directives dementia and the someone else problem
6. Enhancement technologies and self-creation
7. Prenatal identity: genetic interventions reproductive choices.