Altering Nature: Volume II: Religion, Biotechnology, and Public Policy / Edition 1

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The introduction situates specific religious and policy discussions of four broad areas of biotechnology within the context of the broader conversation on concepts of nature set forth in Volume One. Our introductory overview reviews key aspects of recent religious and ethical discussions of four areas: biotechnology and assisted reproduction, biotechnology and genetic enhancement, biotechnology and human-machine incorporation, and biotechnology and biodiversity. It also draws links between those various discussions in light of a number of theological themes and casuistical emphases. The introduction also reviews the four “policy” chapters, each linked to the conceptual chapter written on the same area of biotechnology, and suggests the ways that policy choices in these areas may be illumined by more focused attention on religious perspectives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048177646
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Series: Philosophy and Medicine Series, #98
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction B. Andrew Lustig, Baruch A. Brody, Gerald P. McKenny 1: 'Compatible Contradictions: Religion and the Naturalization of Assisted Reproduction,' by Cristina Traina, Eugenia Georges, Marcia Inhorn, Susan Kahn, and Maura Ryan 2: 'Religion, Conceptions of Nature, and Assisted Reproductive Technology Policy,' by John H. Evans 3: 'Religious Traditions and Genetic Enhancement,' by Estuardo Aguilar, Cromwell Crawford, Karen Lebacqz, and Ted Peters 4: 'How Bioethics Can Inform Policy Decisions About Genetic Enhancement,' by Robert Cook-Deegan, Kathleen N. Lohr, and Julie Gage Palmer 5: 'The Machine in the Body: Ethical and Religious Issues in the Bodily Incorporation of Mechanical Devices,' by Courtney S. Campbell, James F. Keenan, David Loy, Kathleen Matthews, Terry Winograd, and Laurie Zoloth 6: 'Altering Nature: Medical Devices Policy and the Humanities: Examining Implantable Cardiac Devices,' by Jeremy Sugarman, Courtney Campbell, Paul Citron, Susan Bartlett Foote, and Nancy M. P. King 7: 'Biodiversity and Biotechnology,' by Nicholas Agar, David M. Lodge, Gerald McKenny, and LaReesa Wolfenbarger 8: 'Swimming Upstream: Regulating Genetically Modified Salmon,' by Paul A. Lombardo and Ann Bostrom Notes on Contributors Index

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