Following Kantian ethics it may be possible to justify cloning a human being, if somebody were to feel it was their duty to clone a human, and if they did it through good will, then all they would need to do to justify it would make their action work as a universal law. Obviously, a society where ‘any human being can be cloned’ does not hold great promise as things may get out of hand, and problems may be caused by cloning; however we could make the law more specific: ‘Human may be cloned for the sake of crucial medical research’ or, ‘Humans may be cloned in a case where it is the only way in which another human life may be preserved’. Like this it seems more likely that human cloning could work in a functional society, but Kantian ethics can be used to justify many things that seem unjust, the most famous of examples being of allowing a murderer into your house to kill your family. Situation ethics say that the right action is the most loving action, therefore if cloning a human was the most loving action in a situation, to a situation ethicist, it would be justified. The fifth proposition of situation ethics says that only the end justifies the means, so if the end results of cloning a human are as moral as desired, then the cloning would be justified.
Joey Chen Oct 27, 2013 Ethical dilemma of genetic technologies First off, let’s define the meaning of ethics. The way I see it is that ethics is a moral belief. People can distinguish ethics by religion, culture, or even what they believe is right from wrong. In this case, we discuss cloning in a variety of ranges. The range goes from cloning from plants to human species.
Is Medical Experimentation Ethical Abstract In this discussion we will focus on how we can make the ethically correct decision when it comes down to experimentation on human beings. We will look into the history of the experimentation process and find some of the determining factors that took place. We will also look into Dr. Mengeles first experimentations and try a make a decision on whether or not what he had done in Nazi Germany was ethically correct or not. Science as we no it today has advanced at a fast pace in the last century due to the beginning of human experimentation. When you sit back and think of the process and some of the issues that arise from human experimentation, you begin to realize how many ethical issues we must have considered to come to conclusions to have deemed it right to begin experimentation on humans.
Charles Darwin and Francis Galton are the major psychologists that defend this theory. B.F Skinner and John Watson strongly oppose their theories and say that it is the exact opposite. Charles Darwin uses his theory of natural selection, which proposed that heritable characteristics that provide a survival or reproductive advantage are more likely to be passed on to subsequent generations and thus come to be selected over time, to prove that genetics control how a person behaves. Furthermore, Francis Galton, a relative of Darwin, stated that the class that you were born into was a genetic predisposition, and that you would not be able to rise from this standard. For example, if a lower class man and woman have a child then their child would not be able to rise form the lower class.
By examining the views on abortion of Marry Anne Warren, this paper will argue that abortion is morally permissible on the grounds that early fetuses, though they are genetically human, are not persons (members of the moral community). In this paper I will introduce Warren’s argument on why abortion is morally permissible followed by a counter argument by Don Marquis. Furthermore, this paper will analyze why Warren’s argument is more persuasive than the counter argument offered by Marquis followed by criticisms of the analysis. Lastly, I will discuss why the objections to the analysis are unconvincing. Warren beings her argument by acknowledging that abortion “…usually entails the death of a fetus.
Ethical Egoism is the idea that each person ought to pursue their own self-interest exclusively. The main concept of chapter five is whether Ethical Egoism is a moral theory. Ethical Egoism does in fact contradict some of our deepest moral beliefs. So in regards to this topic the reading makes us consider the idea on whether we have an obligation to help others and what the actual reasons are that we do assist others. A conclusion can be derived from the reading on whether Ethical Egoism is truly a moral theory.
The overarching themes of this scientific thriller are the dangers associated with genetic engineering and the folly of relying too heavily on computer technology that may fail at crucial moments. As Crichton makes clear in the Introduction, the implications of genetic engineering cannot be underestimated: “Biotechnology promises the greatest revolution in human history,” he writes. It will completely change every aspect of human life. But this is not being accompanied by any comparable attention to the ethical implications of genetic engineering, or the safety factors involved. The revolution in genetics is also marked by an alliance between biotech scientists and commercial interests.
Self-Assessment Ethics Ethics is defined as, “a way to examine or study moral behaviors” (Morrison, 2011, p. 22). Ethical principles were designed to give guidelines to healthcare professional and society when faced with ethical dilemmas. Ethics can sometimes be a tricky thing. When caring for patients and addressing employees sometimes there can be a gray area within ethical decision making. I do not believe ethic is always black and white and sometimes certain decisions health care providers make can might be considered unethical but made for the right reasons.
Then, how can we determine what is okay from that which is not according to our human nature? The nature of human beings is a very complex definition. What human nature may mean to me may not fit with one’s ethical reasoning of what human nature means to another. In this regard, however, human nature to me is anything in which the person freely chooses to do, think, and act on. However, going back to human nature and ethics, we need to clearly define that although human nature differs among different cultures and societies, human nature must not be raped of its value for choosing good, and behaving on what brings the best solution for one’s problems in life.
Ethics of Human Experimentation One major issue of Human experimentation that has been around as long as science has been recorded is weather or not the experimentation at hand is ethical. Biomedical experimentation on humans has its own code of ethics in which testing medicines and chemicals on humans are proven to be unethical, while social scientific experiments have its own. Even though the experiments at hand do not always physically harm the subject, it is not always ethical. Exploitation of a subject has been commonly proven to be unethical. In some experiments, the subject would be researched without knowing his or her behavior is being recorded.