Scientific Innovation, Philosophy, and Public Policy: Volume 13, Part 2

Scientific Innovation, Philosophy, and Public Policy: Volume 13, Part 2

by Ellen Frankel Paul
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521589940

ISBN-13: 9780521589949

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Recent and ongoing developments in science and technology—such as the prevention and treatment of disease through genetics and the development of increasingly sophisticated computer systems with wide-ranging applications—hold out the promise of vastly improving the quality of human life, but they can also raise serious ethical, legal, and public policy

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Recent and ongoing developments in science and technology—such as the prevention and treatment of disease through genetics and the development of increasingly sophisticated computer systems with wide-ranging applications—hold out the promise of vastly improving the quality of human life, but they can also raise serious ethical, legal, and public policy questions. The thirteen essays in this volume address these questions and related issues from a variety of perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521589949
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
Social Philosophy and Policy Series
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. The human genome project: research tactics and economic strategies Alexander Rosenberg; 2. Choosing who will be disabled: genetic intervention and the morality of inclusion Allen Buchanan; 3. Germ-line genetic engineering and moral diversity: moral controversies in a post-Christian world H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr; 4. Self-critical federal science? The ethics experiment within the US human genome project Eric T. Juengst; 5. When politics drives science: Lysenko, Gore and US biotechnology policy Henry I. Miller; 6. Biotechnology and the utilitarian argument for patents Michele Svatos; 7. Property rights theory and the commons: the case of scientific research Robert P. Merges; 8. Property rights and technological innovation Svetozar Pejovich; Medicine, animal experimentation and the moral problem of unfortunate humans R. G. Frey; 9. A world of strong privacy: promises and perils of encryption David Friedman; 10. Computer reliability and public policy: limits of knowledge of computer-based systems James H. Fetzer; 11. Responsibility and decision making in the era of neural networks William Bechtel; 12. Preposterism and its consequences Susan Haack.

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