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Bioethics : an Introduction.

Author: Marianne Talbot
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Clearly explains bioethical issues and their philosophical foundations to science students, encouraging critical thinking about the ethics of biotechnology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Talbot, Marianne.
Bioethics : An Introduction.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Talbot
ISBN: 9781139376778 1139376772 9781139379632 1139379631 9781139047234 113904723X
OCLC Number: 796384223
Description: 1 online resource (480 pages)
Contents: Cover; Bioethics: An Introduction; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; 1: Biotechnology and bioethics: what it's all about; Objectives; 2: Ethics in general: ethics, action and freedom; Objectives; 3: Ethics in the context of society: ethics, society and the law; Objectives; 4: Ethical theories: virtue, duty and happiness; Objectives; 5: Identifying and evaluating arguments: logic and morality; Objectives; 6: General arguments: its unnatural, its disgusting, its risky, its only opinion; Objectives; Questions; 7: Therapeutic cloning: the moral status of embryos; Objectives. 8: Reproductive cloning: science and science fictionObjectives; 9: Reproductive freedom: rights, responsibilities and choice; Objectives; 10: The resources of reproduction: eggs, sperm and wombs for sale; Objectives; Introduction; 11: Screening and embryo selection: eliminating disorders or people?; Objectives; 12: Aging and immortality: the search for longevity; Objectives; Introduction; 13: Death and killing: the quality and value of life; Objectives; Introduction; Questions; 14: Human enhancement: the more the better?; Objectives; Introduction. 15: Bio-information: databases, privacy and the fight against crimeObjectives; Introduction; 16: Security and defence: security sensitivity, publication and warfare; Objectives; Introduction; Objectives; Introduction; Objectives; Introduction; 19: Human justice: the developed and developing worlds; Objectives; Introduction; 20: Non-human animals: consciousness, rationality and animal rights; 21: The living and non-living environment: Spaceship Earth; Objectives; Introduction; 22: Reflection, speculation and points to ponder; Objectives; Introduction.

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