Table of contents for Stem cells, human embryos and ethics : interdisciplinary perspectives / Lars Østnor, editor.


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1 The Moral Status of Human Embryos with Special
Regard to Stem Cell Research and Therapy .....................  I
0yvind Baune, Ole Johan Borge, Steinar Funderud,
Dagfinn Follesdal, Gunnar Heiene, and Lars Ostnor
Part I Biological and Medical Perspectives
2  Stem Cells: Sources and Clinical Applications. ...................  21
Steinar Funderud
3  Alternative Means to Obtain Pluripotent Stem Cells ..............  31
Ole Johan Borge
4  Neurogenesis and Potential Use of Stem Cells
from Adult Human Brain ....................................   41
Hivard 0lstorn, Morten C. Moe. Mercy Varghese,
and Iver A. Langmoen
5  Can We Use Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Treat Brain
and Spinal Cord Injury and Disease? ...........................  55
Joel C. Glover
6  Stem Cells, Embryos and Ethics: Is There a Way Forward? ........  71
William B. Hurlbut
Part II Social and Political Perspectives
7 An Intercultural Perspective on Human Embryonic
Stem  Cell Research ................  ......................  91
LeRoy Walters
8 Human Embryo Research: The European Perspective. ............ 111
Egbert Schroten
9 Stem Cells, Pluralism and Moral Empathy ..................... 121
Theo A. Boer
Part III Philosophical Perspectives
10 The Potentiality Argument and Stem Cell Research. ............. 137
Dagfinn Follesdal
11 Can the Distinction between the Moral and the Descriptive
Support a Full Moral Standing of an Embryo? .................. 149
Oyvind Baune
12 The Beginning of Individual Human Life ...................... 167
Anthony Kenny
13 Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Arguments
of the Ethical Debate in Germany ...........................  177
Ludger Honnefelder
14 The Question of Human Cloning in the Context
of the Stem  Cell Debate  ................  ..................  187
Otfried H6ffe
Part IV Theological Perspectives
15 Stem Cells from Human Embryos for Research?
The Theological Discussion Within Christianity ................. 205
Lars Ostnor
16 Theological Arguments in the Human Stem Cell Debate:
A  Critical Evaluation  ................  ................... .  221
Gunnar Heiene
17 Human Embryos and Embryonic Stem Cells
- Ethical Aspects ....................................... 237
Monika Bobbert



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Stem cells Research Moral and ethical aspects, Human embryo Research Moral and ethical aspects