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Scientific Freedom is the first comprehensive collection covering both the state of scientific progress and the ethics, law and history of scientific research. The book gives readers a fascinating range of perspectives on matters of scientific research that directly affect all of us.

Examining the ethical, legal, social, economic and political issues surrounding freedom of scientific research, the book evaluates ways in which national and ...
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Scientific Freedom

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Overview

Scientific Freedom is the first comprehensive collection covering both the state of scientific progress and the ethics, law and history of scientific research. The book gives readers a fascinating range of perspectives on matters of scientific research that directly affect all of us.

Examining the ethical, legal, social, economic and political issues surrounding freedom of scientific research, the book evaluates ways in which national and international policies can impact upon individuals' access to potentially life-saving treatment, cures and technologies, and can therefore affect human life and death.

With contributions from Nobel Laureates, representatives of patients' associations, scientists, scholars and politicians, this book provides a concise and comprehensive view of the limitations and dangers facing the future of innovation and scientific progress.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849669016
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 9/13/2012
  • Series: Science Ethics and Society
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 915 KB

Meet the Author

Simona Giordano is Reader of Bioethics at the School of Law. She is Director of the medical ethics teaching in undergraduate medical education, at the School of Medicine and member of the CSEP/iSEI.
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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
Foreword - "Scientific Freedom and Responsibility" - John Sulston
Introduction - John Coggon, Simona Giordano, Marco Cappato
Part one: Understanding Science and Technology
Chapter 1: "New technologies: are sex and fertilisation ready for divorce?" - Carl Djerassi
Chapter 2: "Is cell science dangerous?" - Lewis Wolpert
Chapter 3: "The cosmos above me, and the moral maze within me: Astrophysics and base research - some reflections" - Lucio Piccirillo
Chapter 4: "Can freedom help to tackle global climate warming? A view from biogeochemical research" - Luca Belelli Marchesini
Chapter 5: "Scientific freedom in an evolving world" - Jim Falk
Part II: Science and Society: Law and Regulation
Chapter 6: "Freedom of research and constitutional law: some critical points" - Amedeo Santosuosso
Chapter 7: "Legal methodologies for maximizing freedom of scientific research" - Charles H. Baron
Chapter 8: "Human tissue providers for stem cell research: freedom, fairness and financial recompense" - Sarah Devaney
Chapter 9: "Ideology, fundamentalism, and scientific research" - Dick Taverne
Chapter 10: "The Future of scientific research: compromises or way forwards?" - Emma Bonino and Simona Giordano
Part three: Science, Ethics, and the Politics of Scientific Research
Chapter 11: "Science, society and democracy: freedom of science as a catalyzer of liberty" - Gilberto Corbellini and Elisabetta Sirgiovanni
Chapter 12: "Religion and scientific freedom" - Søren Holm
Chapter 13: "Should we strive for total scientific freedom?" - Malcolm Oswald
Chapter 14: "The ethical limitations on scientific research" - Michael Boylan
Chapter 15: "What's special about scientific freedom" - John Coggon
Conclusion: "Concluding remarks; a short history of this anthology"- Simona Giordano, Marco Cappato, and John Coggon,
Appendix: "Declaration of the second meeting of The World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research"
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