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The Bioethics Debate and the American Character



The Bioethics Debate and the American Character

A Lecture by Eric Cohen, with comments from Leon Kass

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS EVENT

Event audio, part one (MP3 format, 34 megabytes, 75 minutes playing time)

Event audio, part two (MP3 format, 6 megabytes, 13 minutes playing time)

Embryonic stem cells and human cloning have emerged as defining issues in American public life. But why? Is there a divide between religion and science? Are opponents of embryo research “rational”? Do supporters of embryo research believe in equality? What will America be like if embryo research becomes a regular part of American medicine? Eric Cohen and Leon Kass explored the principles behind the American bioethics debate.

THE LECTURE SERIES

This event was part of our “American Culture and Democracy” lecture series. Click here to see the complete list of lectures in this series.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Eric Cohen was the director of the Bioethics and American Democracy program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and the editor of EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis.

Dr. Leon Kass is the Hertog Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics.

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