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Bernard Rollin historically and conceptually examines the ideology that denies the relevance of ethics to science. Providing an introduction to basic ethical concepts, he discusses a variety of ethical issues relevant to science and how they are ignored, to the detriment of both science and society. These issues include research on human subjects, animal research, genetic engineering, biotechnology, cloning, xenotransplantation, and stem cell research. Rollin also explores the ideological agnosticism that scientists have displayed regarding subjective experience in humans and animals, and its pernicious effect on pain management.Read more
- Very readable, anecdotal, and accessible to lay people, yet still philosophically sophisticated
- Deals with numerous fascinating issues including animal research, illicit research on people, genetic engineering, and cloning
- Grows out of the author's 30 years' experience in teaching these issues to students
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'In this important book the author looks at historical and conceptual aspects of the ideology that denies the relevance of ethics to science. His conclusion is instructive...' The Scientific and Medical Network
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- Date Published: March 2006
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521674188
- length: 306 pages
- dimensions: 226 x 152 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.43kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The waxing and waning of faith in science
2. Scientific ideology and 'value free' science
3. What is ethics?
4. Ethics and research on human beings
5. Animal research
6. Biotechnology and ethics: is genetic engineering intrinsically wrong?
7. Biotechnology and ethics II: rampaging monsters and suffering animal
8. Biotechnology and ethics III: cloning, xenotransplantation and stem cells
9. Pain and ethics
10. Ethics in science.
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