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Scientific Innovation, Philosophy, and Public Policy

Scientific Innovation, Philosophy, and Public Policy

Volume 13

Part 2


Part of Social Philosophy and Policy

Alexander Rosenberg, Allen Buchanan, H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr, Eric T. Juengst, Henry I. Miller, Michele Svatos, Robert P. Merges, Svetozar Pejovich, R. G. Frey, David Friedman, James H. Fetzer, William Bechtel, Susan Haack
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  • Date Published: June 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521589949

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  • Recent and ongoing developments in science and technology - such as the prevention and treatment of disease through genetics and the development of increasingly sophisticated computer systems with wide-ranging applications - hold out the promise of vastly improving the quality of human life, but they can also raise serious ethical, legal, and public policy questions. The thirteen essays in this volume address these questions and related issues from a variety of perspectives. Written by prominent philosophers, economists, and legal theorists, these essays offer valuable insights into the nature of scientific innovation and its implications for our social policies and practices.

    • Brings together the most up to date work on the subject
    • Contributors are prominent philosophers, economists and legal theorists
    • Covers the topic from a variety of perspectives
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    • Date Published: June 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521589949
    • length: 343 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 17 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The human genome project: research tactics and economic strategies Alexander Rosenberg
    2. Choosing who will be disabled: genetic intervention and the morality of inclusion Allen Buchanan
    3. Germ-line genetic engineering and moral diversity: moral controversies in a post-Christian world H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr
    4. Self-critical federal science? The ethics experiment within the US human genome project Eric T. Juengst
    5. When politics drives science: Lysenko, Gore and US biotechnology policy Henry I. Miller
    6. Biotechnology and the utilitarian argument for patents Michele Svatos
    7. Property rights theory and the commons: the case of scientific research Robert P. Merges
    8. Property rights and technological innovation Svetozar Pejovich
    Medicine, animal experimentation and the moral problem of unfortunate humans R. G. Frey
    9. A world of strong privacy: promises and perils of encryption David Friedman
    10. Computer reliability and public policy: limits of knowledge of computer-based systems James H. Fetzer
    11. Responsibility and decision making in the era of neural networks William Bechtel
    12. Preposterism and its consequences Susan Haack.

  • Editors

    Ellen Frankel Paul, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

    Fred D. Miller, Jr, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

    Jeffrey Paul, Bowling Green State University, Ohio


    Alexander Rosenberg, Allen Buchanan, H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr, Eric T. Juengst, Henry I. Miller, Michele Svatos, Robert P. Merges, Svetozar Pejovich, R. G. Frey, David Friedman, James H. Fetzer, William Bechtel, Susan Haack

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