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- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99
This book is a critical survey of and guidebook to the literature on biological functions. It ties in with current debates and developments, and at the same time, it looks back on the state of discourse in naturalized teleology prior to the 1970s. It also presents three significant new proposals. First, it describes the generalized selected effects... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2016; US$ 26.95
Award-winning physician Philip C. Hébert creates a brave and intimate portrait of the complex ethical imperatives at the heart of good medicine: doctors do not have all the answers; patients must be heard; and their needs, desires, fears, and experiences must be reflected in how practitioners look after them. Medical science continues to advance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
There are things that can be done and are done to life on earth (whether it be human, animal or plant life) which, even if they do not involve or produce any suffering, are still considered morally wrong by a large proportion of the public. Such things include changing the nature of living beings by means of genetic engineering in order to enhance... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 69.99
Synthetic biology is a dynamic, young, ambitious, attractive, and heterogeneous scientific discipline. It is constantly developing and changing, which makes societal evaluation of this emerging new science a challenging task, prone to misunderstandings. Synthetic biology is difficult to capture, and confusion arises not only regarding which part of... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99
Die neue Biologie des Alterns (Biogerontologie) stellt unter anderem in Aussicht, dass sich die biologische Alterung des Menschen zukünftig medizinisch verlangsamen lassen könnte. Um einen Diskurs über die ethischen Implikationen dieser Entwicklung anzuregen, verbindet das Buch theoriegeleitete Expertise aus der Forschung und praxiserprobte Konzepte... more...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 27.99
Knowing how to be good is immensely important. The same goes for knowing how to make others be good?otherwise known as 'moral enhancement'. John Harris explores the many varied approaches to moral enhancement, from setting a good example to imbibing mood-altering substances, and asks whether and to what extent moral enhancement is possible. more...
- Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 27.99
Do you believe human life is inherently valuable? Unfortunately, in the secularized age of state-sanctioned euthanasia and abortion-on-demand, many are losing faith in the simple value of human life. To the disillusioned, human beings are a cosmic accident whose intrinsic value is worth no more than other animals. The Death of Humanity explores... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
Medical confidentiality has long been recognised as a core element of medical ethics, but its boundaries are under constant negotiation. Areas of debate in twenty-first century medicine include the use of patient-identifiable data in research, information sharing across public services, and the implications of advances in genetics. This book provides... more...