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Andrea Vicini, S.J.
Book Review: Christian Moral Theology in the Emerging Technoculture: From Posthuman Back to Human. By Brent Waters
Vicini Christian Moral Theology in the Emerging Technoculture
Longing for Transcendence: Cyborgs and Trans- and Posthumans
Technology is transforming the human body into a cyborg by making it a part of cyber networks. Transhumanists and posthumanists argue that technology will enable humans to overcome bodily limitation by reaching a technological immortality. The authors discuss recent literature on anthropological approaches and ethical implications about this technological promise. They suggest that the “Body
Bioethics: Basic Questions and Extraordinary Developments
In the past few years, a variety of alarming narratives, global concerns addressed locally, and new biotechnological developments have shaped contemporary bioethical discourse. This note identifies (1) five of these narratives that come from other disciplines: history, journalism, surgery, literature, and personal experience; (2) original voices, particularly from Asia and Africa, that shape the innovations
Oncofertility and the Boundaries of Moral Reflection
Advances in medical technology provide regular opportunities to explore theological reflection and magisterial teaching at the border of science and conscience. This article reflects on one such advance involving fertility preservation for cancer patients. The authors argue that ovarian tissue transplantation (OTT) poses intriguing questions for Catholic teaching and theologians about reproductive technology.