Genetic Prospects Essays on Biotechnology, Ethics, and Public Policy

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  • Copyright: 2003-09-27
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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The essays in this volume apply philosophical analysis to address three kinds of questions: What are the implications of genetic science for our understanding of nature? What might it influence in our conception of human nature? What challenges does genetic science pose for specific issues of private conduct or public policy?

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Verna V. Gehring
Introduction 1(10)
William A. Galston
I: The Concept of the Natural
1. Genetic Engineering and the Concept of the Natural
Mark Sagoff
2. Unnatural Farming and the Debate over Genetic Manipulation
Paul B. Thompson
II: Our (Modified?) Human Nature
3. Genetic Engineering and Our Human Nature
Harold W. Baillie
4. Normal Humans, Human Nature, and Genetic Lessons
Robert Wachbroit
III: The Ethics (and Politics) of Genetic Technologies
5. Finessing Nature
Richard M. Zaner
6. Stem Cell Research and the Legacy of Abortion
Robert Wachbroit
7. What Makes Genetic Discrimination Exceptional?
Deborah Hellman
8. My Fair Baby: What's Wrong with Parents Genetically Enhancing Their Children?
David T. Wasserman
9. The Ethics of Making the Body Beautiful: What Cosmetic Genetics Can Learn from Cosmetic Surgery
Sara Goering
Index 123(6)
About the Editor and Contributors 129

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