These essays offer valuable insights into the nature of scientific innovation and its implications for our social policies and practices.
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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