Notre Dame Law School | December 16, 2020
Professor O. Carter Snead’s new book, What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics, has garnered a great deal of attention since Harvard University Press released it in October. The book has been reviewed in numerous newspapers and magazines, and discussed by top legal and political scholars on podcasts and academic panels.
And now the Wall Street Journal has declared What It Means to Be Human one of the year’s top 10 books.
Snead, a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School and director of the University of Notre Dame’s de Nicola Center for Ethics & Culture, is one of the world’s leading experts on public bioethics — the governance of science, medicine, and biotechnology in the name of ethical goods. In What It Means to Be Human, he proposes “a vision of human identity and flourishing that supports those who are profoundly vulnerable and dependent — children, the disabled, and the elderly” and analyzes how that vision would affect three of the most complex issues in bioethics: abortion, assisted reproductive technology, and end-of-life decisions.
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