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A Matter of Life and Death: Welcome

A page for the Fenway Frankenstein Festival

Frankenstein explores issues of Life and Death

Life -- is it ethical to create a human being in the lab?  Death -- should we be able to decide when we or those for whom we are responsible die?  Mary Shelley looked at these questions in the context of early 19th century moral thought.

The same questions are still being discussed in the 21st century.  Here are some books and articles that look at different aspects of the debate.

 

Creating Life ...

And deciding on Death ...