Life Science Ethics

Life Science Ethics

by Gary L. Comstock (Editor)

Paperback(2nd ed. 2010)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400793200
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/05/2014
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2010
Pages: 482
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Gary L. Comstock is Professor of Philosophy at North Carolina State University, author of Vexing Nature? On the Ethical Case against Agricultural Biotechnology (Kluwer, 2000), and Editor-in-chief of On the Human at the National Humanities Center.

Table of Contents

Part I Ethical Reasoning

1 Ethics Gary L. Comstock 3

2 Religion Gary L. Comstock 15

3 Reasoning Lilly-Marlene Russow 31

4 Method Gary L. Comstock 67

Part II Life Science Ethics

5 Environment Lilly-Marlene Russow 93

6 Land Paul B. Thompson 123

7 Farms Charles Taliaferro Stephen Carpenter 145

8 Food Hugh LaFollette Larry May 175

9 Biotechnology Fred Gifford 189

10 Genetically Modified Foods Gary L. Comstock 221

11 Animals in Agriculture Gary Varner 239

12 Animals in Research Richard Haynes 267

13 Climate Change Stephen M. Gardiner 287

14 Nanotechnology Christopher M. Kelty 333

Part III Case Studies

15 Environment: Marine Mammal Protection Donald J. Orth 357

16 Land: Hybrid Corn Jochum Wiersma Deon Stuthman David Fan Donald Duvick Victor Konde 367

17 Farms: Lost in the Maize Isabel Lopez-Calderon Steven Hill L. Horst Grimme Michael Lawton Anabela M.L. Romano 375

18 Food: Edible Antibiotics in Food Crops Mike Zeller Terrance Riordan Halina Zaleski Dean Herzfeld Kathryn Orvis 377

19 Biotechnology: Trait Protection System Thomas Peterson Bryony Bonning 381

20 Genetically Modified Foods: Golden Rice Kristen Hessler Ross Whetten Carol Loopstra Sharon Shriver Karen Pesaresi Penner Robert Zeigler Jacqueline Fletcher Melanie Torrie Gary L. Comstock 387

21 Animals in Agriculture: Beef, Milk, and Eggs Gary Varner 401

22 Animals in Research: Enviropigs Robert Streiffer Sara Gavrell Ortiz 405

23 Climate Change: Coastal Dead Zones Donald F. Boesch Victoria J. Coles David G. Kimmel W. David Miller 423

24 Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology and Human Enhancement Deb Bennett-Woods 435

Appendix A Exercises 451

Appendix B Notes for Instructors 455

Author Index 467

Subject Index 471

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