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Altering nature. Volume 2, Religion, biotechnology, and public policy

Author: B Andrew Lustig; Baruch A Brody; Gerald P McKenny
Publisher: [United States] : Springer, 2008.
Series: Philosophy and medicine, v. 98.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The introduction situates specific religious and policy discussions of four broad areas of biotechnology within the context of the broader conversation on concepts of nature set forth in Volume One. Our introductory overview reviews key aspects of recent religious and ethical discussions of four areas: biotechnology and assisted reproduction, biotechnology and genetic enhancement, biotechnology and human-machine  Read more...
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Altering nature. Volume 2, Religion, biotechnology, and public policy.
[United States] : Springer, 2008
(DLC) 2008925365
(OCoLC)213112209
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B Andrew Lustig; Baruch A Brody; Gerald P McKenny
ISBN: 9781402069239 1402069235
OCLC Number: 397152320
Description: 1 online resource ([1] volume) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction; Compatible Contradictions: Religion and the Naturalization of Assisted Reproduction; Religion, Conceptions of Nature, and Assisted Reproductive Technology Policy; Religious Traditions and Genetic Enhancement; How Bioethics Can Inform Policy Decisions About Genetic Enhancement; The Machine in the Body: Ethical and Religious Issues in the Bodily Incorporation of Mechanical Devices; Medical Devices Policy and the Humanities: Examining Implantable Cardiac Devices; Biodiversity and Biotechnology; Swimming Upstream: Regulating Genetically Modified Salmon.
Series Title: Philosophy and medicine, v. 98.
Other Titles: Religion, biotechnology, and public policy
Responsibility: B. Andrew Lustig, Baruch A. Brody, Gerald P. McKenny, editors.

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This interdisciplinary book offers a rich exploration of the meanings of `nature' and `the natural' as religious, philosophical and moral norms. Readers will find an extensive and critical review of  Read more...

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