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Perspectives in Bioethics, Science, and Public Policy

Perspectives in Bioethics, Science, and Public Policy (Paperback)

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In this book, nine thought-leaders engage with some of the hottest moral issues in science and ethics. Based on talks originally given at the annual "Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy, and Science," the chapters explore interconnections between the three areas in an engaging and accessible way. Addressing a mixed public audience, the authors go beyond dry theory to explore some of the difficult moral questions that face scientists and policy-makers every day. The introduction presents a theoretical framework for the book, defining the term "bioethics" as extending well beyond human well-being to wider relations between humans, nonhuman animals, the environment, and biotechnologies. Three sections then explore the complex relationship between moral value, scientific knowledge, and policy making. The first section starts with thoughts on nonhuman animal pain and moves to a discussion of animal understanding. The second section explores climate change and the impact of "green" nanotechnology on environmental concerns. The final section begins with dialog about ethical issues in nanotechnology, moves to an exploration of bio-banks (a technology with broad potential medical and environmental impact), and ends with a survey of the impact of biotechnologies on (synthetic) life itself.

Science & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesBio-ethics Publisher: Purdue University Press Publication Date: 15/04/2012 ISBN-13: 9781557536426  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jonathan Beever cofounded the Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy, and Science. As a doctoral student in philosophy at Purdue, Beever focuses his primary research on applied ethics, science, and bioethics, but also he does work in continental philosophy, political and moral philosophy, and semiotics. He has published on several interrelated topics concerning semiotics, environmental value, biotechnological risk, and bioethics. Nicolae C. Morar is a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Philosophy and in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon, and a cofounder of the Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy, and Science. Morar received his doctoral degree from Purdue University with a thesis analyzing the ways in which current biotechnologies are altering traditional conceptions of human nature. His current research work focuses on the role of natural sciences in bioethics and in policy concerning life processes. Morar has published on several topics in bioethics and recent continental philosophy.

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