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International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Futures of Reproduction

Bioethics and Biopolitics

Authors: Mills, Catherine

  • One of the first available monographs to combine reproductive ethics and post-structuralist philosophy, especially of biopolitics
  • Provides clear, insightful discussion of key issues in reproductive ethics, including liberal eugenics, reproductive liberty, value pluralism, the principle of harm and disability
  • Develops an innovative framework that will have a continuing impact on the way that reproductive ethics is done
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Issues in reproductive ethics, such as the capacity of parents to ‘choose children’, present challenges to philosophical ideas of freedom, responsibility and harm. This book responds to these challenges by proposing a new framework for thinking about the ethics of reproduction that emphasizes the ways that social norms affect decisions about who is born. The book provides clear and thorough discussions of some of the dominant problems in reproductive ethics - human enhancement and the notion of the normal, reproductive liberty and procreative beneficence, the principle of harm and discrimination against disability - while also proposing new ways of addressing these. The author draws upon the work of Michel Foucault, especially his discussions of biopolitics and norms, and later work on ethics, alongside feminist theorists of embodiment to argue for a new bioethics that is responsive to social norms, human vulnerability and the relational context of freedom and responsibility. This is done through compelling discussions of new technologies and practices, including the debate on liberal eugenics and human enhancement, the deliberate selection of disabilities, PGD and obstetric ultrasound.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mills, Catherine

    Pages 1-10

  • Normal Life: Liberal Eugenics, Value Pluralism and Normalisation

    Mills, Catherine

    Pages 11-36

  • Reproductive Autonomy as Self-Making

    Mills, Catherine

    Pages 37-56

  • The Limits of Reproductive Autonomy: Prenatal Testing, Harm and Disability

    Mills, Catherine

    Pages 57-83

  • Reproducing Alterity: Ethical Subjectivity and Genetic Screening

    Mills, Catherine

    Pages 85-100

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1427-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1426-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3633-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Futures of Reproduction
Book Subtitle
Bioethics and Biopolitics
Authors
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
49
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1427-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1427-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1426-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3633-7
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 134
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