Science and Ethics

Science and Ethics

by Bernard E. Rollin
ISBN-10:
0521857546
ISBN-13:
9780521857543
Pub. Date:
05/30/2006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

Science and Ethics

Bernard Rollin historically and conceptually examines the ideology that denies the relevance of ethics to science. Providing an introduction to basic ethical concepts, he discusses a variety of ethical issues relevant to science and how they are ignored, to the detriment of both science and society. These issues include research on human subjects, animal research, genetic engineering, biotechnology, cloning, xenotransplantation, and stem cell research. Rollin also explores the ideological agnosticism that scientists have displayed regarding subjective experience in humans and animals, and its pernicious effect on pain management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521857543
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/30/2006
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The waxing and waning of faith in science; 2. Scientific ideology and 'value free' science; 3. What is ethics?; 4. Ethics and research on human beings; 5. Animal research; 6. Biotechnology and ethics: is genetic engineering intrinsically wrong?; 7. Biotechnology and ethics II: rampaging monsters and suffering animal; 8. Biotechnology and ethics III: cloning, xenotransplantation and stem cells; 9. Pain and ethics; 10. Ethics in science.

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