The ethical aspects of human cloning based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go (in Polish)

Anna Głąb

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Anna Głąb, PhD
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Institute of Theoretical Philosophy
Al. Racławickie 14
Pl-20-950 Lublin
e-mail: aniaglab@kul.lublin.pl

Abstract


The article considers the ethical aspects of human cloning. It presents the most important arguments against human cloning which can be found in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go. Author of the article examines the issue of human cloning as presented in the arguments from instrumentalisation and the internal life of clones and from limiting the freedom of the individual and making him/her unhappy. Then author considers an argument that appeals to the right of a person to be a unique individual, and an argument that appeals to the idea that a person has the right to an open future. Later, the author tries to analyze other arguments such as: psychological distress and the desintegration of personal identity. The author also considers the argument from the natural right to family relationships, and reformulates argument from the wisdom of repugnance. In her interpretation this argument becomes an argument from the wisdom of compassion.

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DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.13153/diam.32.2012.476

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Default URL: http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/index.php/diametros/article/view/476
Polish abstract URL: http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/index.php/diametros/article/view/476/pl
English abstract URL: http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/index.php/diametros/article/view/476/en

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