Harvey, John Collins
February 2002
Commonweal;2/8/2002, Vol. 129 Issue 3, p11
Reveals the basic metaphysical categories that are helpful in understanding the status of the human embryo after U.S. President George W. Bush decided to fund the research on human embryonic stem cells in 2001. Notion of being that can account for both the reality of a particular essence and the changes that a particular being might undergo; Reason some ethicists approve the practice of obtaining human stem cells for research.


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