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The Resource Synthetic biology and morality : artificial life and the bounds of nature, edited by Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray

Synthetic biology and morality : artificial life and the bounds of nature, edited by Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray

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Synthetic biology and morality : artificial life and the bounds of nature
Title
Synthetic biology and morality
Title remainder
artificial life and the bounds of nature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray
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Editor of compilation
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Language
eng
Summary
"Synthetic biology, which aims to design and build organisms that serve human needs, has potential applications that range from producing biofuels to programming human behavior. The emergence of this new form of biotechnology, however, raises a variety of ethical questions--first and foremost, whether synthetic biology is intrinsically troubling in moral terms. Is it an egregious example of scientists "playing God"? Synthetic Biology and Morality takes on this threshold ethical question, as well as others that follow, offering a range of philosophical and political perspectives on the power of synthetic biology. The contributors consider the basic question of the ethics of making new organisms, with essays that lay out the conceptual terrain and offer opposing views of the intrinsic moral concerns; discuss the possibility that synthetic organisms are inherently valuable; and address whether, and how, moral objections to synthetic biology could be relevant to policy making and political discourse. Variations of these questions have been raised before, in debates over other biotechnologies, but, as this book shows, they take on novel and illuminating form when considered in the context of synthetic biology."--Publisher's description
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DLC
Dewey number
174.2
Index
index present
LC call number
QH332
LC item number
.S97 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kaebnick, Gregory E.
  • Murray, Thomas H.
Series statement
Basic bioethics
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  • Bioethics
  • Bioengineering
  • Synthetic biology
  • Artificial life
Label
Synthetic biology and morality : artificial life and the bounds of nature, edited by Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray
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http://mitpress-ebooks.mit.edu/product/synthetic-biology-morality
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Appeals to nature and the natural in debates about synthetic biology / Andrew Lustig -- Creating life: synthetic biology and ethics / Joachim Boldt -- Engineered microbes in industry and science: a new human relationship to nature? / Gregory E. Kaebnick -- Lessons from environmental ethics about the intrinsic value of synthetic life / Mark A. Bedau and Ben T. Larson -- Three puzzles regarding the moral status of synthetic organisms / John Basl and Ronald Sandler -- Synthetic bacteria, natural processes, and intrinsic value / Christopher J. Preston -- Synthetic biology and public reason / Jon Mandle -- Biotechnology as cultural meaning: reflection on the moral reception of synthetic biology / Bruce Jennings -- "Teaching humanness" claims in synthetic biology and public policy bioethics / John H. Evans
Control code
ocn829999326
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780262519595
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (Sirsi) o829999326
  • (OCoLC)829999326
Label
Synthetic biology and morality : artificial life and the bounds of nature, edited by Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray
Link
http://mitpress-ebooks.mit.edu/product/synthetic-biology-morality
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Appeals to nature and the natural in debates about synthetic biology / Andrew Lustig -- Creating life: synthetic biology and ethics / Joachim Boldt -- Engineered microbes in industry and science: a new human relationship to nature? / Gregory E. Kaebnick -- Lessons from environmental ethics about the intrinsic value of synthetic life / Mark A. Bedau and Ben T. Larson -- Three puzzles regarding the moral status of synthetic organisms / John Basl and Ronald Sandler -- Synthetic bacteria, natural processes, and intrinsic value / Christopher J. Preston -- Synthetic biology and public reason / Jon Mandle -- Biotechnology as cultural meaning: reflection on the moral reception of synthetic biology / Bruce Jennings -- "Teaching humanness" claims in synthetic biology and public policy bioethics / John H. Evans
Control code
ocn829999326
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780262519595
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o829999326
  • (OCoLC)829999326

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