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03 June 2013

272 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823251094

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Technologies of Life and Death

From Cloning to Capital Punishment

Kelly Oliver

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Kelly Oliver is one of the leading American feminist philosophers of her generation (she is now in mid-career).
  • This book takes Jacques Derrida's recently published seminar The Beast and the Sovereign as a jumping-off point for opening up a set of questions about new reproductive technologies (including cloning, genetic engineering, and surrogate mothers).
  • Provides pointers for rethinking dominant philosophical and popular assumptions about nature and nurture, chance and necessity, masculine and feminine, human and animal, life and death, and what it means to be a mother or a father.

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