I. Introduction:King-Tak Ip. II.The Prospect of Being Post-Human: The Metaphysical Roots of the Moral Controversies. H. T. Engelhardt, Jr.: 'Regenerative Medicine after Humanism';Robert Song: 'Genetic Manipulation and the Resurrection Body';Ping-Cheung Lo:'Secular Humanist Bioethics and Regenerative Medicine';Jing-Bao Nie: 'The Plurality of Chinese Perspectives on Fetal Life and Personhood: Implications for Contemporary Ethical Issues at the Beginning of Life'. III.Human Embryonic Stem-Cell Research: The Geography of Persistent Disagreement.
Brenda Almond, 'Using Embryos for Research: The Ethical Debate'; Glenn McGee: 'Trading Lives or Changing Human Nature: The Strange Dilemma of Embryo-based Regenerative Medicine'; Jonathan Chan: 'Human Identity, Respect for Embryo, and Human Cloning'.IV. A Search for a Larger Picture: Regenerative Medicine and the Moral Enterprise.Ruiping Fan & Erika Yu: 'Medial Biotechnologies: Are There Effective Ethical Arguments for Policy-Making?'; Brent Waters: 'Extending Human Life: To What End?'; Gerald McKenny: 'The Ethics of Regenerative Medicine: Beyond Humanism and Post-humanism'. V. The Culture Wars and the Future of Human Nature. Justin Ho and Garret Merriam: 'Critiquing Almond: An Examination of Secular Moral Status Theories'. Notes on Contributors. Index.
Approaches the ethical and philosophical dilemmas created by the field of regenerative medicine from both western and non-western, especially Confucian, philosophical perspectives
Deals with the issues of genetic therapy from a range of ethical and religious traditions, both Eastern and Western
Understands the complexities of the ethical problems raised by genetic research and the possible cures derived therefrom by approaching those from a number of perspectives
Contains not only a broad range of ethical views, but the earliest work by Confucian and other Chinese philosophers on these bioethical controversies related to potential genetic therapies
Takes a critical view of the humanism versus post-humanism debate again from a number of philosophical perspectives