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Philosophy and revolutions in genetics : deep science and deep technology

Author: Keekok Lee
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Series: Renewing philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the issues raised in the modern fields of genetic research and biotechnology. As philosophers try to make sense of the issues, the author primarily examines these from an ontological rather than an ethical/political standpoint. The book examines the two great revolutions in genetics in the last century - the development of classical Mendelian theory and the discovery of and research into DNA -
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keekok Lee
ISBN: 0333964586 9780333964583
OCLC Number: 123157754
Description: x, 236 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Living Organisms: Their Philosophical Transformation from Natural to Artefactual Beings --
Ch. 2. Philosophy, Modern Science and Modern Technology --
Ch. 3. Biotic Artefacts: Mendelian Genetics and Hybridisation --
Ch. 4. Biotic Artefacts: Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology --
Ch. 5. Biotechnology and Patentability --
Ch. 6. Homo Faber: The Humanisation of Biotic Nature and the Naturalisation of Humans.
Series Title: Renewing philosophy.
Responsibility: Keekok Lee.

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Each fundamental scientific discovery in turn generated its own distinctive technology. These two case studies enable the author to conduct a philosophical exploration of the relationship between  Read more...

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'...this book presents a unique take on the new genetics and biotechnology.' - J. A. Kegley, Choice

 
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