Altering Nature: Volume I: Concepts of 'Nature' and 'The Natural' in Biotechnology Debates / Edition 1

Altering Nature: Volume I: Concepts of 'Nature' and 'The Natural' in Biotechnology Debates / Edition 1

by B. A. Lustig
     
 

The two volumes of Altering Nature consider the complex ways that concepts of 'nature' and 'the natural' are understood and the relevance of those understandings to discussions of biotechnology. Volume One, Concepts of 'Nature' and 'The Natural' in Biotechnology Debates, offers nuanced accounts of the ways that nature is invoked and interpreted, both descriptively

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The two volumes of Altering Nature consider the complex ways that concepts of 'nature' and 'the natural' are understood and the relevance of those understandings to discussions of biotechnology. Volume One, Concepts of 'Nature' and 'The Natural' in Biotechnology Debates, offers nuanced accounts of the ways that nature is invoked and interpreted, both descriptively and prescriptively, by different disciplines, including perspectives from spirituality and religion, philosophy, science and medicine, law and economics, and aesthetics. In the context of that broad discussion, Volume Two, Religion, Biotechnology, and Public Policy, reviews recent religious and ethical analyses of four specific areas of biotechnology: assisted reproduction, genetic therapy and enhancement, human-machine incorporation, and biodiversity. It identifies and explores the richer normative themes that inform particular debates and suggests ways that policy choices in biotechnology may be illuminated by devoting greater attention to religious perspectives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048177639
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Series:
Philosophy and Medicine Series, #97
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. "Altering Nature: Concepts of "Nature" and "The Natural" in Biotechnology Debates", by B. Andrew Lustig and Baruch Brody;

1. "Spiritual and religious concepts of nature", by Aaron Mackler, Ebrahim Moosa, Allen Verhey, Anne Klein, and Kurt Peters;

2. "Philosophical Approaches to Nature", by John H. Zammito, Philip J. Ivanhoe, Helen Longino, Phillip R. Sloan;

3. "Scientific and Medical Concepts of Nature in the Modern Period in Europe and North America", by Laurence B. McCullough, John Caskey, Thomas R. Cole, and Andrew Wear;

4. "Ethical Challenges of Patenting "Nature": Legal and Economic Accounts of Altered Nature as Property", by Mary Anderlik Majumder, Margaret Byrne, Elias Bongmba, Leslie Rothenberg, and Nancy Dubler;

5. "Aesthetic and Representational Concepts of Nature", by Suzanne Anker, Susan Lindee, Edward Shanken, and Dorothy Nelkin.

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