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The Constructed Body
AIDS, Reproductive Technology, and Ethics
The Constructed Body
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Julien S. Murphy - Author
Price: $49.50 
Hardcover - 185 pages
Release Date: August 1995
ISBN10: 0-7914-2517-7
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-2517-6

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Paperback - 185 pages
Release Date: August 1995
ISBN10: 0-7914-2518-5
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-2518-3

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This book takes a phenomenological approach to feminist issues in medical ethics: AIDS and reproductive technology.

This book contributes to new directions in medical ethics by using recent philosophical theories, such as phenomenological, deconstruction, and post-structuralism, and extends philosophical analysis to allow for the influences of politics, cultural difference, and history on ethics. The author views AIDS from several different perspectives over a period of years and addresses questions often given little attention: what are the ethical issues for women with AIDS? How has AIDS phobia become a public health issue? What ought to be society's responsibility toward children with AIDS? New ground is broken in reproductive technology by examining unusual issues in ways that illuminate current debates on women's reproductive rights, such as should brain-dead pregnant women be sustained on life-support, and should pregnancy require women's bodies or would artificial uteri be acceptable?

"This book is a fascinating read: lively, a wonderful blend of medical cases, journalistic articles, heavy philosophical analysis, and excellent empirical studies. As the author reminds us, AIDS and reproductive technology are two of the main health care issues of the twentieth century. One of them closely allied with death, the other with life." -- Rosemarie Tong, Davidson College

Julien S. Murphy is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern Maine.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Emergence of AIDS: Bodies in Revolt

2. Women, AIDS, and Sexual Ethics

3. Children, AIDS, and Ethics

4. The Constructed Body: Living with AIDS

5. Should Pregnancies Be Sustained in Brain-Dead Women?

6. Feminist Concerns about Ectogenesis: Is Pregnancy Necessary?

7. Toward a Feminist Ethics for Health Care

Notes

Index



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