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Perspectives in bioethics, science, and public policy, (ebook)

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Perspectives in bioethics, science, and public policy
Title
Perspectives in bioethics, science, and public policy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Contents: Part 1: Animals: Moral agency, moral considerability, and consciousness (Daniel Kelly) and From minds to minding (Mark Bernstein); Animal Pain: What is it and why does it matter? (Bernard Rollin). Part 2: Environment: The future of environmental ethics (Holmes Rolston III); Climate change, human rights, and the trillionth ton of carbon (Henry Shue); Ethics, environment, and nanotechnology (Barbara Karn). Part 3: Biotechnologies: Nanotechnologies: Science and society (James Leary); Ethical issues in constructing and using bio-banks (Eric Meslin); Synthetic life: A new industrial revolution (Gregory Kaebnick)
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Midwest
Dewey number
174.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1980-
  • 1979-
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  • Beever, Jonathan
  • Morar, Nicolae
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Purdue studies in public policy
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  • Science
  • Bioethics
  • Science and state
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Perspectives in bioethics, science, and public policy, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612492704
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11783733
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11783733
System control number
MWT11783733
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Perspectives in bioethics, science, and public policy, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612492704
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11783733
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11783733
System control number
MWT11783733
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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