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    With regards to stem cell research and radical individualism, would you argue that radical individuals would support stem cell research or not?

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    Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. Before anything else, I would like to relate my observations about the question you posted - that this question is asking you to relate the ideas of a particular author to stem cell research, that this author has to be William Hudson and that what you are expected to write is a small essay. To achieve this, I suggest putting together an outline:

    1. Introduction - what is this essay about? 100 words.
    2. Define radical individualism and the ideas of Hudson on the topic - 300 words.
    3. Discuss stem cell research - what is it? About 150 words.
    3. Will radical individuals likely support it based on Hudson's ideas? About 300 words.

    The outline above should provide you with what you need to get this problem answered. You can further expand this by adding more details to the discussion especially if your professor is asking for a far lengthier answer. This should yield around 850 words. The narrative below follows this outline. If you have any questions, just let me know via the feedback section. Good luck with your studies.

    OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

    Introduction: Radical Individualism

    Individualism is a moral position which expresses the 'moral worth' of a person, an individual. An individualist promotes this position, the right to and the ability to practice attitudes and behaviors that promote independence and self reliance. As such, Individualism is a very American ideal as it aligns with the notion of self-determinism and man deciding his own destiny, the very values that the Founding fathers hold so very dear. But what about radical individualism? The radicalization of individualistic positions scare some as the notion of promoting the individual over the collective for some push the boundary too far in a manner in which the individual matters so much that the rest of society does not making society 'a dog eat dog' world where self-interest over that of the rest matters. Many see this as the precursor to social ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task of discussing stem cell research as it relates to radical individualism (see above) following the ideas presented in Hudson's 2006 book, "American Democracy in Peril: Eight Challenges to America's Future". Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word version of the solution is also attached.