The Ethics of Biotechnology

1st Edition

Gaymon Bennett

Ashgate
Published November 16, 2016
Reference - 594 Pages
ISBN 9781472439178 - CAT# Y253965
Series: The Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies

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Summary

The essays collected in this volume provide students of ethics with essential tools for making sense of emerging biotechnical capacities and the turbulent power relations these capacities are bringing into the world. Unlike previous reference works in bioethics, which focus on specific domains of human activity (such as genetic research or biomedicine), this volume directs students’ attention to the underlying cultural and institutional forces that shape how biotechnologists approach the world, and teaches students how to weigh the ethical significance of these forces. This innovative approach to the ethics of biotechnology, detailed in the volume’s introduction, equips students to track the dynamic interplay of biology, digital technology and the high-tech economy which is remaking the living world today and the human relation to it.

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