Genetic Prospects: Essays on Biotechnology, Ethics, and Public Policy / Edition 144

Genetic Prospects: Essays on Biotechnology, Ethics, and Public Policy / Edition 144

by Verna V. Gehring
     
 

The essays in this volume apply philosophical analysis to address three kinds of questions: What are the implications of genetic science for our understanding of nature? What might it influence in our conception of human nature? What challenges does genetic science pose for specific issues of private conduct or public policy?See more details below

Overview

The essays in this volume apply philosophical analysis to address three kinds of questions: What are the implications of genetic science for our understanding of nature? What might it influence in our conception of human nature? What challenges does genetic science pose for specific issues of private conduct or public policy?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742533349
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2004
Series:
Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy Studies Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 I. The Concept of the Natural Chapter 2 Genetic Engineering and the Concept of the Natural Chapter 3 Unnatural Farming and the Debate over Genetic Manipulation Part 4 II. Our (Modified?) Human Nature Chapter 5 Genetic Engineering and Our Human Nature Chapter 6 Normal Humans, Human Nature, and Genetic Lessons Part 7 III. The Ethics (and Politics) of Genetic Technologies Chapter 8 Finessing Nature Chapter 9 Stem Cell Research and the Legacy of Abortion Chapter 10 What Makes Genetic Discrimination Exceptional? Chapter 11 My Fair Baby: What's Wrong with Parents Genetically Enhancing Their Children? Chapter 12 The Ethics of Making the Body Beautiful: What Cosmetic Genetics Can Learn from Cosmetic Surgery

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