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dc.creatorZoloth, Laurieen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:25:10Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:25:10Zen
dc.date.created2002-03en
dc.date.issued2002-03en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 2002 March; 12(1): 65-93en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/520491en
dc.description.abstractThe controversy about research on human embryonic stem cells both divides and defines us, raising fundamental ethical and religious questions about the nature of the self and the limits of science. This article uses Jewish sources to articulate fundamental concerns about the forbiddenness of knowledge in general and of knowledge thought of as magical creation. Alchemy, and the turning of elements into gold and into substances for longevity, and magic used for the creation of living beings was at stake in various Talmudic texts. Since contemporary discourse calls regenerative science magical, and makes claims about its restorative power, careful reflection on when magic is forbidden and when it is responsible allows a novel understanding of ethical questions in stem cell research.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source243834en
dc.subjectCellsen
dc.subjectEmbryonic Stem Cellsen
dc.subjectKnowledgeen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subjectPoweren
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectScienceen
dc.subjectStem Cellsen
dc.subject.classificationReligious Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationValue / Quality of Lifeen
dc.subject.classificationGenetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiologyen
dc.subject.classificationResearch on Embryos and Fetusesen
dc.titleReasonable magic and the nature of alchemy: Jewish reflections on human embryonic stem cell researchen
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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