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

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Anna Głąb

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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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Głąb, Anna. 2012. “The Ethical Aspects of Human Cloning Based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s Novel Never Let Me Go (in Polish)”. Diametros, no. 32 (June):37-61. https://doi.org/10.13153/diam.32.2012.476.
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Special topic – Bioethics and genetics
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Anna Głąb, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

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
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