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Designer biology [electronic resource] the ethics of intensively engineering biological and ecological systems / edited by John Basl and Ronald L. Sandler.

Publication:
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2013.
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Book
1 online resource (304 p.)
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Subjects:
Bioethics.
Bioengineering -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Environmental engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Biotic communities -- Effect of human beings on -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Geotechnical engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Designer Biology: The Ethics of Intensively Engineering Biological and Ecological Systems consists of thirteen chapters (twelve of them original to the collection) that address the ethical issues raised by technological intervention and design across a broad range of biological and ecological systems. Among the technologies addressed are geoengineering, human enhancement, sex selection, genetic modification, and synthetic biology.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I: Engineering Humans; Chapter One: Sex Selection and the Value-Ladenness of the Procreative Liberty Framework; Chapter Two: The Ethics of Embryo Selection; Chapter Three: Assessing Efficacy of "Neuroenhancing" Drugs; Chapter Four: Engineering for Virtue? Toward Holistic Moral Enhancement; Chapter Five: Radical Human Enhancement, and What's Wrong with It; Chapter Six: Human Engineering and Climate Change; II: Engineering the Environment; Chapter Seven: The Human Influence; Chapter Eight: Why Scientists Should Get Out of Nature Conservation
Chapter Nine: What It Takes to Justify Geoengineering the ClimateChapter Ten: Remediation vs. Steering; III: Engineering Life; Chapter Eleven: Sensitivity Enhancement; Chapter Twelve: The Capacities, Interests, and Organization of Artifactual Organisms; Chapter Thirteen: How to Evolve a Good of Your Own; Conclusion; Index; About the Contributors
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Description based on online resource; title from title page (ebrary, viewed July 08, 2013).
Contributor:
Basl, John.
Sandler, Ronald L.
ISBN:
0-7391-7821-0
0-7391-7822-9
OCLC:
852159087