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dc.creatorWolpe, Paul Rooten
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T19:01:16Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T19:01:16Zen
dc.date.created1997-09en
dc.date.issued1997-09en
dc.identifier10.1353/ken.1997.0027en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 1997 Sep; 7(3): 213-230.en
dc.identifier.issn1054-6863en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=If+I+Am+Only+My+Genes,+What+Am+I?+Genetic+Essentialism+and+a+Jewish+response&title=Kennedy+Institute+of+Ethics+Journal.++&volume=7&issue=3&pages=213-230&date=1997&au=Wolpe,+Paul+Rooten
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1353/ken.1997.0027en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/752346en
dc.description.abstractWith the advent of the Genetic Age comes a unique new set of problems and ethical decisions. There is a tendency to take the scientific developments presented by modern genetics at face value, as if the science itself were value-neutral and not influenced by cultural and religious images. One example of the fallout of the Genetic Age is the development of a "genetic self," the idea that our essential selfhood lies in our genes. It is important to understand the assumptions of the Genetic Age, the development of genetic selfhood, and the broader cultural trends and assumptions that underlie modern genetic thinking. It is equally important, however, to shape a reaction to the concept of a genetic self. Judaism has long carried on a unique discussion about the nature of selfhood in different times and places and about the relation of the corporeal self to the essential self. Insights from Judaism therefore may help to craft a reaction to the modern genetic self that incorporates the best of modern genetics as well as the integrity of a more transcendent selfhood.en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/55349en
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectBehavioral Geneticsen
dc.subjectCloningen
dc.subjectCultural Pluralismen
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectEugenicsen
dc.subjectGenesen
dc.subjectGenetic Determinismen
dc.subjectGenetic Enhancementen
dc.subjectGenetic Interventionen
dc.subjectGeneticsen
dc.subjectGenomeen
dc.subjectGenome Mappingen
dc.subjectHuman Bodyen
dc.subjectInternational Aspectsen
dc.subjectJewish Ethicsen
dc.subjectJewsen
dc.subjectMetaphoren
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subjectPersonhooden
dc.subjectPostmodernismen
dc.subjectScienceen
dc.subjectSecularismen
dc.subjectSelf Concepten
dc.subjectSexualityen
dc.subjectTrendsen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.titleIf I Am Only My Genes, What Am I? Genetic Essentialism and a Jewish Responseen
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