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The ethical imagination : journeys of the human spirit

Author: Margaret A Somerville
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, ©2006.
Series: CBC Massey lectures series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this timely, topical, and cogently argued book, Somerville asks: What does it mean to be human today, when mind-altering scientific breakthroughs are challenging our fundamental ideas of ourselves, how we relate to others and the world around us, and how we find meaning in life? Some of the controversial topics Somerville touches upon are our growing acceptance of new reproductive technologies, and our  Read more...
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Somerville, Margaret A., 1942-
Ethical imagination.
Toronto : House of Anansi Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)647683661
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret A Somerville
ISBN: 9780887847479 0887847471
OCLC Number: 70675995
Description: 270 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Going on the ethical wallaby: searching for a shared ethics --
A poetry of ethics: creating a language of the ethical imagination --
Old nature, new science: respecting nature, the natural, and life --
From Homosapiens to Techno sapiens: protecting the essence of being human --
Past virtues for a future world : holding our humanness on trust.
Series Title: CBC Massey lectures series.
Responsibility: Margaret Somerville.

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"In this timely, topical, and cogently argued book, Somerville asks: What does it mean to be human today, when mind-altering scientific breakthroughs are challenging our fundamental ideas of ourselves, how we relate to others and the world around us, and how we find meaning in life? Some of the controversial topics Somerville touches upon are our growing acceptance of new reproductive technologies, and our conundrums over the genetic modification of plants and animals. She eloquently proposes that it is only through our willingness to undertake a journey of the human imagination -- by heeding our stories, myths, and moral intuition -- that we can truly see, understand, speak about, and relate to the world around us, and thereby develop an ethics to guide us."--Pub. website.

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