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Designer biology : the ethics of intensively engineering biological and ecological systems

Author: Ronald L Sandler; John Basl
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Designer Biology: The Ethics of Intensively Engineering Biological and Ecological Systems consists of thirteen chapters (twelve of them original to the collection) that address the ethical issues raised by technological intervention and design across a broad range of biological and ecological systems. Among the technologies addressed are geoengineering, human enhancement, sex selection, genetic modification, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Sandler; John Basl
ISBN: 9780739178225 0739178229
OCLC Number: 1105496295
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.)
Contents: I. Engineering humans --
Sex selection and the value-ladenness of the procreative liberty framework / Inmaculada de Melo Martin --
The ethics of embryo selection / Valentina Urbanek --
Assessing efficacy of "neuroenhancing" drugs : normative problems in empirical controversies / David Frank --
Engineering for virtue? : toward holistic moral enhancement / William Kabasenche --
Radical enhancement and what's wrong with it / Nicholas Agar --
Human engineering and climate change / S. Matthew Liao, Anders Sandberg, and Rebecca Roache --
II. Engineering the environment --
The human influence : moral responsibility for novel ecosystems / Allen Thompson and Stephen Jackson --
Why scientists should get out of nature conservation / Don Meier --
What it takes to justify geoengineering the climate / Nicole Hassoun --
Remediation vs. steering : an act-description approach to approving and funding geoengineering research / Benjamin Hale --
III. Engineering life --
Sensitivity enhancement : the ethics of testing cognitive enhancements on non-human research subjects / John Basl --
The capacities, interests, and organisation of artifactual organisms / Sune Holm --
How to evolve a good of your own : the biological interests of instant organisms / Scott Simmons --
Conclusion: Lessons for the future.
Responsibility: edited by Ronald L. Sandler and John Basl.

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