The Triple Helix: The Soul of Bioethics

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

byLisa Bellantoni

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Lisa Bellantoni argues that contemporary bioethics divides into two logically incommensurable positions: a cult of rights, which identifies the worth of human life with our autonomy, and a cult of life, which identifies human worth with the possession of a soul, and thereby, of human dignity.

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Lisa Bellantoni argues that contemporary bioethics divides into two logically incommensurable positions: a cult of rights, which identifies the worth of human life with our autonomy, and a cult of life, which identifies human worth with the possession of a soul, and thereby, of human dignity.

LISA BELLANTONI is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Albright College, USA. Her research focuses on bioethics, neuroethics, and emerging technologies. Her first book, Moral Progress, examined how societies advance morally. Her current work focuses on the use of technology to make society not only materially but morally better.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230300995

ISBN - 13:9780230300996

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Table of Contents

Preface: What Ails Bioethics?
The Wages of Grief
Getting Too Personal
Where Do Bioethicists Come From?
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Are We Good Enough?
Engineering Bioethics
Who Do Bioethicists Think They Are?
A Culture of Living 
The Triple Helix: Time, Love and Memory
Bibliography
Index