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Reasons of Conscience: The Bioethics Debate in Germany

Stefan Sperling


The implicit questions that inevitably underlie German bioethics are the same ones that have pervaded all of German public life for decades: How could the Holocaust have happened? And how can Germans make sure that it will never happen again? This book considers the bioethical debates surrounding embryonic stem cell research in Germany at the turn of the twenty-first century, highlighting how the country's ongoing struggle to come to terms with its past informs the decisions it makes today. It provides access to the offices of the German parliament to convey the role that morality and ethics p ... More

Keywords: German bioethics, Holocaust, Stem Cell Law, German parliament, morality, ethics, transparency, conscience, German legislators, ethical research

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226924311
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226924335.001.0001


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Stefan Sperling, author

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