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The biological foundations of bioethics, Tim Lewens

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The biological foundations of bioethics
Title
The biological foundations of bioethics
Statement of responsibility
Tim Lewens
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Much recent thought on the ethics of new biomedical technologies, and work in ethics and political philosophy more generally, is committed to hidden and contestable views about the nature of biological reality. The essays collected in this book, which include two previously unpublished pieces and a substantial introduction, tease out these biological foundations of bioethical writing and subject them to scrutiny. The topics covered include human enhancement, the risks of technical progress, the alleged moral threat of synthetic biology, the reality of human nature, the relevance of evolutionary psychology to social policy, the nature of the distinction between health and disease, and justice in healthcare decision-making. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLM
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Lewens, Tim
Dewey number
175
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH332
LC item number
.L488 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 D-537
  • WB 60
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  • Bioethics
  • Medical ethics
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Biological Phenomena
  • Medical ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Philosophische Anthropologie
  • Bioethik
Label
The biological foundations of bioethics, Tim Lewens
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Essays collected in this volume were written between 2001 and 2014 and all but two were previously published as journal articles
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the biological foundations of bioethics -- Part I. Bettering nature. Enhancement and human nature : the case of Sandel -- The risks of progress : precaution and the case of human enhancement -- Human nature : the very idea -- From Bricolage to BioBricks [TM] : synthetic biology and rational design -- Origins, parents, and non-identity -- Part II. Biology in ethics and political philosophy. Development aid : on ontogeny and ethics -- Prospects for evolutionary policy -- What are 'natural inequalities'? -- Foot note -- Health, naturalism, and policy
Control code
ocn892895276
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780198712657
Lccn
2014944410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198712657
  • (OCoLC)892895276
Label
The biological foundations of bioethics, Tim Lewens
Publication
Note
Essays collected in this volume were written between 2001 and 2014 and all but two were previously published as journal articles
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the biological foundations of bioethics -- Part I. Bettering nature. Enhancement and human nature : the case of Sandel -- The risks of progress : precaution and the case of human enhancement -- Human nature : the very idea -- From Bricolage to BioBricks [TM] : synthetic biology and rational design -- Origins, parents, and non-identity -- Part II. Biology in ethics and political philosophy. Development aid : on ontogeny and ethics -- Prospects for evolutionary policy -- What are 'natural inequalities'? -- Foot note -- Health, naturalism, and policy
Control code
ocn892895276
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780198712657
Lccn
2014944410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198712657
  • (OCoLC)892895276

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