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Contemporary Issues in Bioethics - International Edition (Paperback, 8th edition): LeRoy Walters, Jeffrey P. Kahn, Anna... Contemporary Issues in Bioethics - International Edition (Paperback, 8th edition)
LeRoy Walters, Jeffrey P. Kahn, Anna Mastroianni, Tom Beauchamp
R853 R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Save R115 (13%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN BIOETHICS, 8E, International Edition provides balanced coverage and detailed analysis of key topics in bioethics, including human reproduction; euthanasia and assisted suicide; genetics and genetic testing; the right to health care; organ donation and transplantation; human and animal research; as well as policy and planning for public health threats. With a diverse range of classic and contemporary essays and landmark court cases written by influential scholars and judges, this anthology will help you understand bioethics from a variety of perspectives.

Moral Enhancement - Critical Perspectives (Paperback): Michael Hauskeller, Lewis Coyne Moral Enhancement - Critical Perspectives (Paperback)
Michael Hauskeller, Lewis Coyne
R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The papers collected in this volume examine moral enhancement: the idea that we should morally improve people through the manipulation of their biological constitution. Whether moral enhancement is possible or even desirable is highly controversial. Proponents argue that it is necessary if we are to address various social ills and avert catastrophic climate change. Detractors have raised a variety of concerns, some of a practical nature and others of principle. Perhaps most fundamentally, however, the proposal forces us to ask anew what being moral actually means, in order for the idea of moral enhancement to make sense at all. The present collection both addresses these issues and moves the debate beyond its current parameters, bringing together authors with a wide range of perspectives and areas of expertise. Chapters variously draw on experimental psychology, social philosophy, pragmatism, Kantian and Aristotelian moral philosophy, and the ethics of care, sex, and psychedelics.

Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics (Paperback): I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Effy Vayena, Urs Gasser Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics (Paperback)
I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Effy Vayena, Urs Gasser
R1,626 R1,541 Discovery Miles 15 410 Save R85 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When data from all aspects of our lives can be relevant to our health - from our habits at the grocery store and our Google searches to our FitBit data and our medical records - can we really differentiate between big data and health big data? Will health big data be used for good, such as to improve drug safety, or ill, as in insurance discrimination? Will it disrupt health care (and the health care system) as we know it? Will it be possible to protect our health privacy? What barriers will there be to collecting and utilizing health big data? What role should law play, and what ethical concerns may arise? This timely, groundbreaking volume explores these questions and more from a variety of perspectives, examining how law promotes or discourages the use of big data in the health care sphere, and also what we can learn from other sectors.

TALENs - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Ralf Kuhn, Wolfgang Wurst, Benedikt Wefers TALENs - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Ralf Kuhn, Wolfgang Wurst, Benedikt Wefers
R4,241 R3,370 Discovery Miles 33 700 Save R871 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume provides a comprehensive collection of protocols on new technology across various model organisms. Chapters describe species-specific methods to generate new mutants the content is completed by chapters on natural TAL effectors, TAL element DNA binding principles, TALEN target site prediction, and methods for the efficient construction of TALEN coding regions. While addition chapter focus on the application of TALEN as sequence-specific nucleases and TAL based gene activators or inhibitors and the visualization of chromatin dynamics in live cells. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, TALENs: Methods and Protocols aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.

Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement - Stories from the Frontline (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Steven K. Kapp Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement - Stories from the Frontline (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Steven K. Kapp
R1,502 Discovery Miles 15 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized into a unique community in 1992. Sandwiched by editorial chapters that include critical analysis, the book contains 19 chapters by 21 authors about the forming of the autistic community and neurodiversity movement, progress in their influence on the broader autism community and field, and their possible threshold of the advocacy establishment. The actions covered are legendary in the autistic community, including manifestos such as "Don't Mourn for Us", mailing lists, websites or webpages, conferences, issue campaigns, academic project and journal, a book, and advisory roles. These actions have shifted the landscape toward viewing autism in social terms of human rights and identity to accept, rather than as a medical collection of deficits and symptoms to cure.

Bioethics and Biopolitics - Theories, Applications and Connections (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Peter Kakuk Bioethics and Biopolitics - Theories, Applications and Connections (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Peter Kakuk
R2,409 R1,932 Discovery Miles 19 320 Save R477 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume links three different theoretical approaches that have a common focus on the relationship between biopolitics and bioethics. This collection of papers can be categorized into different domains that are representative of the contemporary usage of biopolitics as a concept. On the one hand, several chapters develop a clear and up-to-date understanding of the primary sources of the concept and related theories of Agamben, Negri or Foucault and approach the question of relevance within the field of bioethics. Another group of papers apply the philosophical concepts and theories of biopolitics (biopower, Homo Sacer, biocitizenship) on very specific currently debated bioethical issues. Some scholars rely on the more mundane understanding of (bio)politics and investigate how its relationship with bioethics could be philosophically conceptualized. Additionally, this work also contains papers that follow a more legally oriented analysis on the effects of contemporary biopolitics on human rights and European law. The authors are philosophers, legal scholars or bioethicists. The major strength of this volume is to provide the reader with major insights and orientation in these different contemporary usages of the concept and theories of biopolitics, within the context of its various ethically relevant applications.

Human Enhancement (Paperback): Julian Savulescu, Nick Bostrom Human Enhancement (Paperback)
Julian Savulescu, Nick Bostrom
R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To what extent should we use technology to try to make better human beings? Because of the remarkable advances in biomedical science, we must now find an answer to this question.
Human enhancement aims to increase human capacities above normal levels. Many forms of human enhancement are already in use. Many students and academics take cognition enhancing drugs to get a competitive edge. Some top athletes boost their performance with legal and illegal substances. Many an office worker begins each day with a dose of caffeine. This is only the beginning. As science and technology advance further, it will become increasingly possible to enhance basic human capacities to increase or modulate cognition, mood, personality, and physical performance, and to control the biological processes underlying normal aging. Some have suggested that such advances would take us beyond the bounds of human nature.
These trends, and these dramatic prospects, raise profound ethical questions. They have generated intense public debate and have become a central topic of discussion within practical ethics. Should we side with bioconservatives, and forgo the use of any biomedical interventions aimed at enhancing human capacities? Should we side with transhumanists and embrace the new opportunities? Or should we perhaps plot some middle course?
Human Enhancement presents the latest moves in this crucial debate: original contributions from many of the world's leading ethicists and moral thinkers, representing a wide range of perspectives, advocates and sceptics, enthusiasts and moderates. These are the arguments that will determine how humanity develops in the near future.

Beyond Bioethics - Toward a New Biopolitics (Paperback): Osagie K. Obasogie, Marcy Darnovsky Beyond Bioethics - Toward a New Biopolitics (Paperback)
Osagie K. Obasogie, Marcy Darnovsky; Foreword by Troy Duster; Afterword by Patricia J Williams
R823 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R174 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For decades, the field of bioethics has shaped the way we think about ethical problems in science, technology, and medicine. But its traditional emphasis on individual interests such as doctor-patient relationships, informed consent, and personal autonomy is minimally helpful in confronting the social and political challenges posed by new human biotechnologies such as assisted reproduction, human genetic modification, and DNA forensics. Beyond Bioethics addresses these provocative issues from an emerging standpoint that is attentive to race, gender, class, disability, privacy, and notions of democracy-a "new biopolitics." This authoritative volume provides an overview for those grappling with the profound dilemmas posed by these developments. It brings together the work of cutting-edge thinkers from diverse fields of study and public engagement, all of them committed to this new perspective grounded in social justice and public interest values.

Symbolic Legislation Theory and Developments in Biolaw (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Bart van Klink, Britta van Beers, Lonneke... Symbolic Legislation Theory and Developments in Biolaw (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Bart van Klink, Britta van Beers, Lonneke Poort
R4,171 R3,301 Discovery Miles 33 010 Save R870 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This edited volume covers new ground by bringing together perspectives from symbolic legislation theory on the one hand, and from biolaw and bioethics on the other hand. Symbolic legislation has a bad name. It usually refers to instances of legislation which are ineffective and that serve other political and social goals than the goals officially stated. Recently, a more positive notion of symbolic legislation has emerged in legislative theory. From this perspective, symbolic legislation is regarded as a positive alternative to the more traditional, top-down legislative approach. The legislature no longer merely issues commands backed up with severe sanctions, as in instrumental legislation. Instead, lawmakers provide open and aspirational norms that are meant to change behavior not by means of threat, but indirectly, through debate and social interaction. Since the 1990s, biomedical developments have revived discussions on symbolic legislation. One of the reasons is that biomedical legislation touches on deep-rooted, symbolic-cultural representations of the biological aspects of human life. Moreover, as it is often impossible to reach consensus on these controversial questions, legislators have sought alternative ways to develop legal frameworks. Consequently, communicative and interactive approaches to legislation are prominent within the governance of medical biotechnology. The symbolic dimensions of biolaw are often overlooked. Yet, it is clear that the symbolic is at the heart of many legal-political debates on bioethical questions. Since the rise of biomedical technologies, human body materials have acquired a scientific, medical and even commercial value. These new approaches, which radically question existing legal symbolizations of the human body, raise the question whether and how the law should continue to reflect symbolic values and meanings. Moreover, how can we decide what these symbolic values are, given the fact that we live in a pluralistic society?

Animal Experimentation - A Guide to the Issues (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Vaughan Monamy Animal Experimentation - A Guide to the Issues (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Vaughan Monamy
R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An essential book for all those who conduct animal-based research or are involved in education and training, as well as regulators, supporters, and opponents alike. This fully updated third edition includes discussion of genetically altered animals and associated welfare and ethical issues that surround the breeding programmes in animal based research. The book discusses the origins of vivisection, the advances in human and non-human welfare made possible by animal experimentation, moral objections, and alternatives to the use of animals in research. It also examines the regulatory umbrella under which experiments are conducted in Europe, USA and Australasia. The author highlights the future responsibilities of researchers who will be working with animals, and offers practical advice on experimental design, literature search, consultation with colleagues, and the importance of the ongoing search for alternatives.

Scarlet A - The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion (Paperback): Katie Watson Scarlet A - The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion (Paperback)
Katie Watson
R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language Although Roe v. Wade identified abortion as a constitutional right in1973, it still bears stigma-a proverbial scarlet A. Millions of Americans have participated in or benefited from an abortion, but few want to reveal that they have done so. Approximately one in five pregnancies in the US ends in abortion. Why is something so common, which has been legal so long, still a source of shame and secrecy? Why is it so regularly debated by politicians, and so seldom divulged from friend to friend? This book explores the personal stigma that prevents many from sharing their abortion experiences with friends and family in private conversation, and the structural stigma that keeps it that way. In public discussion, both proponents and opponents of abortion's legality tend to focus on extraordinary cases. This tendency keeps the national debate polarized and contentious, and keeps our focus on the cases that occur the least. Professor Katie Watson focuses instead on the cases that happen the most, which she calls "ordinary abortion." Scarlet A gives the reflective reader a more accurate impression of what the majority of American abortion practice really looks like. It explains how our silence around private experience has distorted public opinion, and how including both ordinary abortion and abortion ethics could make our public exchanges more fruitful. In Scarlet A, Watson wisely and respectfully navigates one of the most divisive topics in contemporary life. This book explains the law of abortion, challenges the toxic politics that make it a public football and private secret, offers tools for more productive private exchanges, and leads the way to a more robust public discussion of abortion ethics. Scarlet A combines storytelling and statistics to bring the story of ordinary abortion out of the shadows, painting a rich, rarely seen picture of how patients and doctors currently think and act, and ultimately inviting readers to tell their own stories and draw their own conclusions. The paperback edition includes a new preface by the author addressing recent cultural developments in abortion discourse and new legal threats to reproductive rights, and updated statistics throughout.

Stem Cell Dialogues - A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers (Hardcover): Sheldon Krimsky Stem Cell Dialogues - A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers (Hardcover)
Sheldon Krimsky
R884 R726 Discovery Miles 7 260 Save R158 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Stem cells and the emerging field of regenerative medicine are at the frontiers of modern medicine. These areas of scientific inquiry suggest that in the future, damaged tissue and organs might be repaired through personalized cell therapy as easily as the body repairs itself, revolutionizing the treatment of numerous diseases. Yet the use of stem cells is fraught with ethical and public policy dilemmas that challenge scientists, clinicians, the public health community, and people of good will everywhere. How shall we deal with these amazing biomedical advances, and how can we talk about potential breakthroughs with both moral and scientific intelligence? This book provides an innovative look at these vexing issues through a series of innovative Socratic dialogues that elucidate key scientific and ethical points in an approachable manner. Addressing the cultural and value issues underlying stem cell research while also educating readers about stem cells' biological function and medical applications, Stem Cell Dialogues features fictional characters engaging in compelling inquiry and debate. Participants investigate the scientific, political, and socioethical dimensions of stem cell science using actual language, analysis, and arguments taken from scientific, philosophical, and popular literature. Each dialogue centers on a specific, recognizable topic, such as the policies implemented by the George W. Bush administration restricting the use of embryonic stem cells; the potential role of stem cells in personalized medicine; the ethics of cloning; and the sale of eggs and embryos. Additionally, speakers debate the use of stem cells to treat paralysis, diabetes, stroke effects, macular degeneration, and cancer. Educational, entertaining, and rigorously researched (with 300 references to scientific literature), Stem Cell Dialogues should be included in any effort to help the public understand the science, ethics, and policy concerns of this promising field.

Stem Cell Dialogues - A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers (Paperback): Sheldon Krimsky Stem Cell Dialogues - A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers (Paperback)
Sheldon Krimsky
R611 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R122 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Stem cells and the emerging field of regenerative medicine are at the frontiers of modern medicine. These areas of scientific inquiry suggest that in the future, damaged tissue and organs might be repaired through personalized cell therapy as easily as the body repairs itself, revolutionizing the treatment of numerous diseases. Yet the use of stem cells is fraught with ethical and public policy dilemmas that challenge scientists, clinicians, the public health community, and people of good will everywhere. How shall we deal with these amazing biomedical advances, and how can we talk about potential breakthroughs with both moral and scientific intelligence? This book provides an innovative look at these vexing issues through a series of innovative Socratic dialogues that elucidate key scientific and ethical points in an approachable manner. Addressing the cultural and value issues underlying stem cell research while also educating readers about stem cells' biological function and medical applications, Stem Cell Dialogues features fictional characters engaging in compelling inquiry and debate. Participants investigate the scientific, political, and socioethical dimensions of stem cell science using actual language, analysis, and arguments taken from scientific, philosophical, and popular literature. Each dialogue centers on a specific, recognizable topic, such as the policies implemented by the George W. Bush administration restricting the use of embryonic stem cells; the potential role of stem cells in personalized medicine; the ethics of cloning; and the sale of eggs and embryos. Additionally, speakers debate the use of stem cells to treat paralysis, diabetes, stroke effects, macular degeneration, and cancer. Educational, entertaining, and rigorously researched (with 300 references to scientific literature), Stem Cell Dialogues should be included in any effort to help the public understand the science, ethics, and policy concerns of this promising field.

Intervention and Reflection - Basic Issues in Bioethics, Concise International Edition (Paperback, Concise international ed):... Intervention and Reflection - Basic Issues in Bioethics, Concise International Edition (Paperback, Concise international ed)
Ronald Munson
R1,433 R1,199 Discovery Miles 11 990 Save R234 (16%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

This concise version of INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION, International Edition offers the same clear and accurate accounts of complex scientific findings with case presentations which have made Ronald Munson's INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION, International Edition the best-selling textbook for this course area. Nationally acclaimed bioethicist and novelist Ronald Munson masterfully weds clear and accurate accounts of complex scientific findings with case presentations whose vivid narrative helps students connect science with the human emotion behind important and controversial biomedical decisions. These engaging cases and briefings conclude with succinct summaries of basic ethical theories and are followed by up-to-date and influential articles addressing the most pressing issues in bioethics today. You will quickly learn why INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION, Concise International Edition continues to be the most widely used bioethics textbook on the market: Students are often surprised to find that this unusual text is hard to put down.

Biolaw and Policy in the Twenty-First Century - Building Answers for New Questions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Erick Valdes,... Biolaw and Policy in the Twenty-First Century - Building Answers for New Questions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Erick Valdes, Juan Alberto Lecaros
R2,697 R2,187 Discovery Miles 21 870 Save R510 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers an impressive collection of contributions on the epistemology of international biolaw and its applications, both in the legal and ethical fields. Bringing together works by some of the world's most prominent experts on biolaw and bioethics, it constitutes a paradigmatic text in its field. In addition to exploring various ideologies and philosophies, including European, American and Mediterranean biolaw traditions, it addresses controversial topics straight from today's headlines, such as genetic editing, the dual-use dilemma, and neurocognitive enhancement. The book encourages readers to think objectively and impartially in order to resolve the ethical and juridical dilemmas that stem from biotechnological empowerment and biomedical techniques. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for courses on biolaw, law, bioethics, and biomedical research, as well as courses that discuss law and the biosciences at different professional levels, e.g. in the courts, biomedical industry, pharmacological companies and the public space in general.

Bionomics in the Dragon Kingdom - Ecology, Economics and Ethics in Bhutan (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Ugyen Tshewang, Jane Gray... Bionomics in the Dragon Kingdom - Ecology, Economics and Ethics in Bhutan (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Ugyen Tshewang, Jane Gray Morrison, Michael Charles Tobias
R2,149 R1,703 Discovery Miles 17 030 Save R446 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This compact and elegant work (equally fitting for both academic as well as the trade audiences) provides a readily accessible and highly readable overview of Bhutan's unique opportunities and challenges; all her prominent environmental legislation, regulatory statutes, ecological customs and practices, both in historic and contemporary terms. At the same time, Bionomics places the ecological context, including a section on animal rights in Bhutan, within the nation's Buddhist spiritual and ethical setting. Historic contextualization accents the book's rich accounting of every national park and scientific reserve, as well as providing up-to-the-minute climate-change related hurdles for the country. Merging the interdisciplinary sciences, engineering and humanities data in a compelling up-to-date portrait of the country, the authors have presented this dramatic compendium against the backdrop of an urgent, global ecological time-frame. It thus becomes clear that the articulated stakes for Bhutan, like her neighboring Himalayan and Indian sub-continental countries (China, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar) are immense, as the Anthropocene epoch unfolds, affecting every living being across the planet. Because Bhutan's two most rewarding revenue streams derive from the sale of hydro-electric power and from tourism, the complexities of modern pressures facing a nation that prides herself on maintaining traditional customs in what has been a uniquely isolated nation are acute.

The Ethics of Transplants - Why Careless Thought Costs Lives (Hardcover): Janet Radcliffe Richards The Ethics of Transplants - Why Careless Thought Costs Lives (Hardcover)
Janet Radcliffe Richards
R485 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R102 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you die through mistakes in moral reasoning, then you are as dead as if you die through mistakes made in medicine. Organ transplantation saves lives yet thousands die every year on waiting lists through lack of organs. We are exhorted to donate; but is our individual reluctance the essence of the problem, or is it caused by deeper issues in the way public policy is discussed and formulated? Janet Radcliffe Richards casts a sharp critical eye on the moral arguments, forcing us to confront the logic and implications of our own position. A book for everyone who is up for intellectual challenge and is serious about moral reasoning in any context.

Bioethics and Biopolitics in Israel - Socio-legal, Political, and Empirical Analysis (Hardcover): Hagai Boas, Yael... Bioethics and Biopolitics in Israel - Socio-legal, Political, and Empirical Analysis (Hardcover)
Hagai Boas, Yael Hashiloni-dolev, Nadav Davidovitch, Dani Filc MD, Shai J. Lavi
R2,292 R2,123 Discovery Miles 21 230 Save R169 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although the 'Israeli case' of bioethics has been well documented, this book offers a novel understanding of Israeli bioethics that is a milestone in the comparative literature of bioethics. Bringing together a range of experts, the book's interdisciplinary structure employs a contemporary, sociopolitical-oriented approach to bioethics issues, with an emphasis on empirical analysis, that will appeal not only to scholars of bioethics, but also to students of law, medicine, humanities, and social sciences around the world. Its focus on the development of bioethics in Israel makes it especially relevant to scholars of Israeli society - both in and out of Israel - as well as medical practitioners and health policymakers in Israel.

Responsible Innovation 1 - Innovative Solutions for Global Issues (Hardcover, 2014): Jeroen van den Hoven, Neelke Doorn,... Responsible Innovation 1 - Innovative Solutions for Global Issues (Hardcover, 2014)
Jeroen van den Hoven, Neelke Doorn, Tsjalling Swierstra, Bert-Jaap Koops, Henny Romijn
R2,701 R2,424 Discovery Miles 24 240 Save R277 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book addresses the methodological issues involved in responsible innovation and provides an overview of recent applications of multidisciplinary research. Responsible innovation involves research into the ethical and societal aspects of new technologies (e.g. ICT, nanotechnology, biotechnology and brain sciences) and of changes in technological systems (e.g. energy, transport, agriculture and water). This research is highly multidisciplinary. It involves close collaboration between researchers in such diverse fields as ethics, social science, law, economics, applied science, engineering - as well as innovative, design-oriented and policy-relevant. Although there is a trend to engage ethicists and social scientists early in technology development, most literature in the field of Technology Assessment or Ethics of Technology is still aimed at one discipline whereas this book incorporates different approaches and to discuss experiences, lessons and more general theoretical issues.

Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies - New Horizons (Hardcover): Amel Alghrani Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies - New Horizons (Hardcover)
Amel Alghrani
R2,292 R2,123 Discovery Miles 21 230 Save R169 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reproductive science continues to revolutionise reproduction and propel us further into uncharted territories. The revolution signalled by the birth of Louise Brown after IVF in 1978, prompted governments across Europe and beyond into regulatory action. Forty years on, there are now dramatic and controversial developments in new reproductive technologies. Technologies such as uterus transplantation that may enable unisex gestation and babies gestated by dad; or artificial wombs that will completely divorce reproduction from the human body and allow babies to be gestated by machines, usher in a different set of legal, ethical and social questions to those that arose from IVF. This book revisits the regulation of assisted reproduction and advances the debate on from the now much-discussed issues that arose from IVF, offering a critical analysis of the regulatory challenges raised by new reproductive technologies on the horizon.

Genomics In Asia (Hardcover): Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner Genomics In Asia (Hardcover)
Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner
R3,354 Discovery Miles 33 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Genomics in Asia" focuses on issues dealing with the development and application of molecular biology and bioengineering technologies in Asian societies and cultures. The workshop on which this book is based aimed to gain an insight into bioethical issues with relation to the dynamics of Asian societies, cultures and religions. It was to generate debate on Asian Genomics and create a basis for comparative research into the relationship between the development and application of modern genetics, cultural values, and local interests in Asian societies. The papers first of all reflect a great variety of bioethical views discussed from the angle of different disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, creating a basis on which a further comparison between different local knowledge systems in relation to genomic practices will be feasible.

This book provides insights on research into the social, political and ethical aspects of genomics, and reflects the bioethical experiences of researchers from Japan, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Pakistan, India and Malaysia. The subjects of discussion vary from genetics in China to religious perspectives on cloning and genetic therapy. Themes include the commercial and medical application of new bioengineering technologies, such as the impact of preventive genetic medicine, genetic counselling, genetically modified organisms [GMOs] and stem-cell research on wealth distribution, cultural traditions, social well-being, and political and legal regulations and institutions. In the study of bioengineering in Asia, various perspectives were brought together at a concrete research level. The authors tried to avoid macro-concepts incorporated bydichotomies of East and West and to acquire new insights into the relationship between local knowledge systems and cultures and interests groups on the one hand and the constellation of various interests of scientific research, governments and MNCs on the other.

Introduction to Bioethics (Paperback, 2nd Edition): John A. Bryant, Linda Baggott La Velle Introduction to Bioethics (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
John A. Bryant, Linda Baggott La Velle
R1,083 R1,000 Discovery Miles 10 000 Save R83 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Introduction to Bioethics provides a comprehensive and yet concise coverage of the broad field of bioethics, dealing with the scientific, medical, social, religious and, where appropriate, political and international concerns. The book introduces the various modes of ethical thinking and then helps the reader to apply that thinking to issues relating to the environment, to plants and animals and to humans. Written in an accessible manner, Introduction to Bioethics focuses on key issues directly relevant to those studying courses ranging from medicine through to biology and agriculture. Ethical analysis is threaded throughout each chapter and supplementary examples are included to stimulate further thought. In addition there are numerous mini-case studies to aid understanding, together with key references and further reading.

Defending Biodiversity - Environmental Science and Ethics (Hardcover): Jonathan A. Newman, Gary Varner, Stefan Linquist Defending Biodiversity - Environmental Science and Ethics (Hardcover)
Jonathan A. Newman, Gary Varner, Stefan Linquist
R2,283 R2,147 Discovery Miles 21 470 Save R136 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Imagine that you are an environmentalist who passionately believes that it is wrong to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. How do you convince someone that a decision to drill is wrong? Debates about the environment and how humans ought to treat it have gone on for decades, yet arguments in favor of preserving biodiversity often lack empirical substance or are philosophically naive, making them far less effective than they could be. This book critically examines arguments that are commonly offered in support of biodiversity conservation. The authors adopt a skeptical viewpoint to thoroughly test the strength of each argument and, by demonstrating how scientific evidence can be integrated with philosophical reasoning, they help environmentalists to better engage with public debate and judiciously inform public policy. This interdisciplinary and accessible book is essential reading for anyone who engages in discussions about the value of biodiversity conservation.

Synthetic Biology - Metaphors, Worldviews, Ethics, and Law (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Joachim Boldt Synthetic Biology - Metaphors, Worldviews, Ethics, and Law (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Joachim Boldt
R1,684 R1,551 Discovery Miles 15 510 Save R133 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Assessing synthetic biology from a societal and ethical perspective is not only a matter of determining possible harms and benefits of synthetic biology applications. Synthetic biology also incorporates a specific technoscientific understanding of its research agenda and its research objects that has philosophical and ethical implications. This edited volume sets out to explore and evaluate these synthetic biology worldviews and it proposes appropriate governance measures. In addition, legal challenges are discussed.

Guantanamo and Other Cases of Enforced Medical Treatment - A Biopolitical Analysis (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015): Mirko Daniel... Guantanamo and Other Cases of Enforced Medical Treatment - A Biopolitical Analysis (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015)
Mirko Daniel Garasic
R1,589 R1,341 Discovery Miles 13 410 Save R248 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume presents a number of controversial cases of enforced medical treatment from around the globe, providing for the first time a common, biopolitcal framework for all of them. Bringing together all these real cases guarantees that a new, more complete understanding of the topic will be within grasp for readers unacquainted with the aspects involved in these cases. On the one hand, readers interested mainly in the legal and medical dimensions of cases like those considered will benefit from the explanation of the biopolitical framework within which each case develops. On the other hand, those focusing on only one of the situations presented here will find the parallels between the cases an interesting expansion of the complexity of the problem. Despite the book's ambitious goal, for those willing to use it as supplemental material or interested in only one of the cases, the chapters can function as self-standing pieces to be read separately. This volume will be a valuable tool for both academics and professionals. Bioethicists in both the analytic and continental traditions, will find the book interesting for not only the specific concepts and issues considered, but also for its constructive bridging of the two schools of thought. In addition to philosophers, the structure of this work will also appeal to lawyers, doctors, human rights activists, and anyone concerned in the most disparate way with real-life cases of enforced medical treatment.

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