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dc.creatorMosteller, Timothyen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:18:12Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:18:12Zen
dc.date.created2005en
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationTheoretical Medicine and Bioethics 2005; 26(4): 339-350en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/505930en
dc.description.abstractCloned organisms can be genetically altered so that they do not exhibit higher brain functioning. This form of therapeutic cloning allows for genetically identical organs and tissues to be harvested from the clone for the use of the organism that is cloned. "Spare parts" cloning promises many opportunities for future medical advances. What is the ontological and ethical status of spare parts, headless clones? This paper attempts to answer this question from the perspective of Aristotle's view of the soul. Aristotle's metaphysics as applied to his view of biological essences generates an ethic that can contribute to moral reasoning regarding the use of headless spare parts clones. The task of this paper is to show the implications that Aristotle's view of the soul, if it is true, would have on the ethics of headless, spare parts cloning.en
dc.description.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11017-005-4888-5en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source279008en
dc.subjectBrainen
dc.subjectCloningen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectMetaphysicsen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy of Biologyen
dc.subject.classificationValue / Quality of Lifeen
dc.subject.classificationCloningen
dc.subject.classificationDonation / Procurement of Organs and Tissuesen
dc.titleAristotle and headless clonesen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University, for the National Information Resource on Ethics and Human Genetics, a project funded by the United States National Human Genome Research Instituteen
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText Livelink Discovery Server database named GenETHX to DSpace collection GenETHX hosted by Georgetown Universityen


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