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Ethics & Biotechnology : Social Ethics & Policy - Anthony Dyson

Ethics & Biotechnology

Social Ethics & Policy

Hardcover Published: 27th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415091404
Number Of Pages: 288

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"Ethics and Biotechnology" grapples with the moral dilemmas posed by biotechnology. From plant breeding, agriculture, animal breeding and experimentation to human genetics and genetic engineering, biotechnology promises the capacity to manipulate living things and the power to manufacture wholly new life forms. In this collection of essays, internationally renowned scholars explore the ethics of "playing God" in the field of biotechnology.
The book covers the full range of moral dilemmas posed by biotechnology, from the smallest cells to animals and the engineering of human beings. The contributors are drawn from the fields of philosophy, agricultural economics, medicine, political theory, biology, embryology, social policy and theology. They present a thoroughly multidisciplinary and up-to-date survey of the ethical problems in this important and expanding field.

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Notes on contributors
Introductionp. 1
Modern Errors, Ancient Virtuesp. 13
Biotechnology and Agriculturep. 33
Genetic Engineering and the North-South Dividep. 47
The Fruits of Body-Builders' Labourp. 64
The Moral Status of Extracorporeal Embryos: Pre-Born Children, Property Or Something Else?p. 79
IVF and Manipulating the Human Embryop. 93
Manipulation of the Germ-Line: Towards Elimination of Major Infectious Diseases?p. 121
How to Assess the Consequences of Genetic Engineering?p. 144
Who owns Mo?: Using historical entitlement theory to decide the ownership of human derived cell linesp. 157
What 'Bugs' Genetic Engineers about Bioethics: The consequences of genetic engineering as post-modern technologyp. 179
Categorical Objections to Genetic Engineering - A Critiquep. 202
Biotechnology, Friend Or Foe? Ethics and Controlsp. 216
Genetic Engineering and Ethics in Germanyp. 230
Genetic Engineering in Theology and Theological Ethicsp. 259
Indexp. 272
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ISBN: 9780415091404
ISBN-10: 0415091403
Series: Social Ethics & Policy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 27th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.56 x 14.63  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1