The Resource The biological foundations of bioethics, Tim Lewens

The biological foundations of bioethics, Tim Lewens

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The biological foundations of bioethics
Title
The biological foundations of bioethics
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Tim Lewens
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  • eng
  • 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. This selection of essays by Tim Lewens, a leading expert in the field, teases out these biological foundations of bioethical writing and subjects them to scrutiny. The topics covered include human enhancement, the risks of technical progress, the alleged moralthreat of synthetic biology, the reality of human nature, the relevance of evolutionary psychology to social policy, the nature o
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Lewens, Tim
Dewey number
174.2
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QH332
LC item number
.L494 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Bioethics
Label
The biological foundations of bioethics, Tim Lewens
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Cover; The Biological Foundations of Bioethics; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Texts and Permissions; Contents; 1. Introduction: The Biological Foundations of Bioethics; 1.1 Bioethics and the Philosophy of Biology; 1.2 Overview; 1.3 Three Commitments; PART I: Bettering Nature; 2. Enhancement and Human Nature: The Case of Sandel; 2.1 The Nature of Enhancement; 2.2 The Ghost of Eugenics; 2.3 The Varieties of Enhancement; 2.4 Sandel on Enhancement; 2.5 Revisiting the Unbidden; 2.6 Procrustean Parenting; 3. The Risks of Progress: Precaution and the Case of Human Enhancement
  • 3.1 Introducing Human Enhancement3.2 Enhancement and Risk; 3.3 Harris on Enhancement; 3.4 From 'Yuck' to 'Wow', and Back Again; 3.5 Precaution; 3.6 Conclusion: From Here to Utopia; 4. Human Nature: The Very Idea; 4.1 Improving Unicorns?; 4.2 The Biological Consensus; 4.3 Permissive Natures; 4.4 Neo-Aristotelianism; 4.5 'Our Given Nature'; 4.6 Beware of 'Human Nature'; 5. From Bricolage to BioBricksTM: Synthetic Biology and Rational Design; 5.1 Engineering Nature; 5.2 Designing Nature; 5.3 Creativity and Bricolage; 5.4 Evolutionary Electronics; 5.5 Rational Design and Evolutionary Design
  • 6. Origins, Parents, and Non-identity6.1 Origin Essentialism; 6.2 Focusing the Debate; 6.3 Gamete Essentialism; 6.4 Parental Essentialism; 6.5 Informational Genes; 6.6 Bioethical Consequences; PART II: Biology in Ethics and Political Philosophy; 7. Development Aid: On Ontogeny and Ethics; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Genes, Development, and Genetic Exceptionalism; 7.3 Some Objections Rebutted; 7.3.1 Genes cannot be altered, other developmental resources can. Only controllable resources can fall within the scope of distributive justice
  • 7.3.2 Our genes dictate our identity, other developmental resources do not7.3.3 Genes are given by nature; other resources are under social control; 7.3.4 Genes are inherited across generations; other developmental resources are not; 7.4 Tempering Genetic Engineering; 7.4.1 Genes may be a poor place to intervene; 7.4.2 Genetic engineering may be used to bias in favour of certain functional modes; 7.4.3 Genetic engineering may violate bodily integrity; 7.5 Exceptionalism by Degree; 7.6 Conclusions: On Engineering and Eugenics; 8. Prospects for Evolutionary Policy; 8.1 Evolutionary Policy
  • 8.2 Limiting Ambition8.3 The Darwinian Left; 8.4 Finding Patterns and Mechanisms; 8.5 Case Study: Child Abuse; 8.6 Case Study: Rap; 8.7 A Last Word on the Darwin Wars; 9. What Are 'NaturalInequalities'?; 9.1 The Natural and the Social; 9.2 Natural and Social Inequalities; 9.3 A First Failed Way to Draw the Distinction; 9.4 ANOVA Effort to Distinguish Nature from Society; 9.5 Control: A Misleading Way to Draw the Distinction; 9.6 Control: A Grain-of-Analysis Problem; 9.7 Innateness; 9.8 Nagel on Nature; 10. Foot Note; 10.1 Foot on Natural Goodness; 10.2 A Biological Objection to Foot
  • 10.3 Potential Responses
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (235 p.)
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online
Isbn
9780191021275
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computer
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  • c
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remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000311245
  • (EBL)1884064
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1884064
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000311245
Label
The biological foundations of bioethics, Tim Lewens
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Cover; The Biological Foundations of Bioethics; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Texts and Permissions; Contents; 1. Introduction: The Biological Foundations of Bioethics; 1.1 Bioethics and the Philosophy of Biology; 1.2 Overview; 1.3 Three Commitments; PART I: Bettering Nature; 2. Enhancement and Human Nature: The Case of Sandel; 2.1 The Nature of Enhancement; 2.2 The Ghost of Eugenics; 2.3 The Varieties of Enhancement; 2.4 Sandel on Enhancement; 2.5 Revisiting the Unbidden; 2.6 Procrustean Parenting; 3. The Risks of Progress: Precaution and the Case of Human Enhancement
  • 3.1 Introducing Human Enhancement3.2 Enhancement and Risk; 3.3 Harris on Enhancement; 3.4 From 'Yuck' to 'Wow', and Back Again; 3.5 Precaution; 3.6 Conclusion: From Here to Utopia; 4. Human Nature: The Very Idea; 4.1 Improving Unicorns?; 4.2 The Biological Consensus; 4.3 Permissive Natures; 4.4 Neo-Aristotelianism; 4.5 'Our Given Nature'; 4.6 Beware of 'Human Nature'; 5. From Bricolage to BioBricksTM: Synthetic Biology and Rational Design; 5.1 Engineering Nature; 5.2 Designing Nature; 5.3 Creativity and Bricolage; 5.4 Evolutionary Electronics; 5.5 Rational Design and Evolutionary Design
  • 6. Origins, Parents, and Non-identity6.1 Origin Essentialism; 6.2 Focusing the Debate; 6.3 Gamete Essentialism; 6.4 Parental Essentialism; 6.5 Informational Genes; 6.6 Bioethical Consequences; PART II: Biology in Ethics and Political Philosophy; 7. Development Aid: On Ontogeny and Ethics; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Genes, Development, and Genetic Exceptionalism; 7.3 Some Objections Rebutted; 7.3.1 Genes cannot be altered, other developmental resources can. Only controllable resources can fall within the scope of distributive justice
  • 7.3.2 Our genes dictate our identity, other developmental resources do not7.3.3 Genes are given by nature; other resources are under social control; 7.3.4 Genes are inherited across generations; other developmental resources are not; 7.4 Tempering Genetic Engineering; 7.4.1 Genes may be a poor place to intervene; 7.4.2 Genetic engineering may be used to bias in favour of certain functional modes; 7.4.3 Genetic engineering may violate bodily integrity; 7.5 Exceptionalism by Degree; 7.6 Conclusions: On Engineering and Eugenics; 8. Prospects for Evolutionary Policy; 8.1 Evolutionary Policy
  • 8.2 Limiting Ambition8.3 The Darwinian Left; 8.4 Finding Patterns and Mechanisms; 8.5 Case Study: Child Abuse; 8.6 Case Study: Rap; 8.7 A Last Word on the Darwin Wars; 9. What Are 'NaturalInequalities'?; 9.1 The Natural and the Social; 9.2 Natural and Social Inequalities; 9.3 A First Failed Way to Draw the Distinction; 9.4 ANOVA Effort to Distinguish Nature from Society; 9.5 Control: A Misleading Way to Draw the Distinction; 9.6 Control: A Grain-of-Analysis Problem; 9.7 Innateness; 9.8 Nagel on Nature; 10. Foot Note; 10.1 Foot on Natural Goodness; 10.2 A Biological Objection to Foot
  • 10.3 Potential Responses
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (235 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191021275
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000311245
  • (EBL)1884064
  • (SSID)ssj0001432196
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11850310
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001432196
  • (PQKBWorkID)11389739
  • (PQKB)11301672
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0001047789
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1884064
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000311245

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