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Oxford University Press, 2013
Frances Kamm


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Bioethical Prescriptions collects Frances M. Kamm's articles on bioethics, which have appeared over the last twenty-five years and which have made her among the most influential philosophers in this area. Kamm is known for her intricate, sophisticated, and painstaking philosophical analyses of moral problems generally and of bioethical issues in particular. This volume showcases these articles -- revised to eliminate redundancies -- as parts of a coherent whole. A substantive introduction identifies important themes than run through the articles. Section headings include Death and Dying; Early Life (on conception and use of embryos, abortion, and childhood); Genetics and Other Enhancements (on cloning and other genetic technologies); Allocating Scarce Resources; and Methodology (on the relation of moral theory and practical ethics).

Frances M. Kamm is the Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and also holds an appointment at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences as a member of the Department of Philosophy. She was a Senior Academic Research Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center in 2007.

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