Chapter

Introduction

David DeGrazia

in Creation Ethics

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780195389630
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949731 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389630.003.0001
Introduction

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The chapter opens by introducing the concept of creation and explaining the various ways in which human beings create, or in the future will create, human beings and particular types of human beings: through ordinary reproduction, deliberate self-transformation (“self-creation”), selection of embryos, decisions to abort or continue a pregnancy, genetic therapy or enhancement, and the bringing about of future generations. It proceeds by noting how the book differs from existing literature on the topics addressed. Most of the chapter is devoted to an overview of the other chapters’ main arguments.

Keywords: creation; human beings; reproduction; genetics; ethics; philosophical issues

Chapter.  5670 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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