Abstract

Abstract:

In "Clon'd" I ask in what way the problem of the "clone," as it confronts us today, can be separated from modern and ancient questions concerning naming. Beginning with a philological analysis of the word "clone," I then turn to the conceptual parallels between vegetative reproduction and linguistic reproduction. Through a comparison between the clone and the double, I argue, by way of conclusion, that the fear of the clone corresponds to a relatively new notion of genetic identity, which has repercussions far beyond the bio-technological realm.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2095
Print ISSN
0049-2426
Pages
pp. 46-62
Launched on MUSE
2019-03-15
Open Access
No
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