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Secular Humanist Bioethics and Regenerative Medicine

  • Ping-Cheung Lo
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 102)

Abstract

As Daniel Callahan perceptively observed some 20 years ago, issues and dilemmas in bioethics might be new as a result of remarkable advances in biomedical science, but the moral questions they raise are “among the oldest that human beings have asked themselves” (Callahan, 2004, p. 278). Regenerative Medicine is a cutting edge medicine, devoted to the repair of damaged, diseased, or degenerative organs through bioengineering cells, tissues, and organs. The technologies are new and still developing, and so are the moral controversies, for example, therapeutic cloning, cultivation of human embryonic stem cells, and the destruction of human embryos.

Keywords

Regenerative Medicine Human Person Biological Nature Mother Nature Human Cloning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ping-Cheung Lo
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  1. 1.Department of Religion and PhilosophyHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong KongPRC

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