REPUGNANCE WON'T DO

On this page you will find a link to a PDF file to an article I wrote on stem cell research and cloning.

The article is actually much more than that as I used a position taken, now some years ago, by Dr. Leon Kass on these issues to explore and help introduce into the ethics language, as he did, the language of emotion.

I hope, with this paper, to further a serious attempt to ground ethics and philosophy in a marriage of reason and emotion.

Dr. Kass brought emotion into the cloning debate by speaking of repugnance. 

I draw almost exclusively on the philosopher/psychologist Silvan S. Tomkins but also on Martha Nussbaum and and Lloyd DeMause.

Please feel free to download here as indicated. In return I would appreciate any and all constructive feedback at DrBPLynch@aol.com

DOWNLOAD PAPER "REPUGNANCE WON'T DO" BY BRIAN LYNCH, MD  

Links:

Twelve Steps To Emotional Health And To Home Page

The Kennedy Institute Of Ethics

The President's Council On Bioethics

Leon Kass

Cloning fact sheet

Stem cell research