This book criticizes the suggestive implication of newer bioethics that we need a new ethical paradigm in order to handle with the innovations of medicine and biotechnology. It holds that these innovations have a suggestive character at all which is not relevant however in order to justify a paradigm shift in ethics. Especially the suggestions of reproduction, genetics, mercy killing and neuroscience reveal a misunderstanding about ethics. Moreover they show inevitably theological implications they actually like to avoid especially in secular ethics.
Contents: The Claim of Bioethics - The Moral State of the Embryo - The Power of Feelings in Bioethics - Human Reproductive Cloning and Germ Line Therapy - Could Computers Feel Like Humans? (Qualia) - Patients with Serious Brain Damage - Do Humans Have a Free Will? - The Problem of Mercy Killing - Eternal Dignity - The Metaphysical Concept of Presumed Will.