The Concise Encyclopedia of the Ethics of New Technologies

Other | November 1, 2000

byChadwick, Ruth, Ruth Chadwick

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The ethical assessment of new technologies raises two principal concerns: the need to develop effective policies and legislation, and the reconsideration of the ethical frameworks in which these policies and laws are developed. The importance of rapid, accurate examinations of tensions between Philosophy and Law and the relationship between philosophical principles and empirical data has never been greater.
The Concise Encyclopedia of Ethics of New Technologiesincludes 23 articles previously published in the highly-acclaimedEncyclopedia of Applied Ethics,nine updated articles, and five new articles, commissioned especially for this volume. Over half of the previously published articles include updated facts and bibliographic citations. Authors of genetics articles have updated their works to include the most recent developments and publications. New articles include: "Cloning," "Geneticization," "Health Technology Assessment," "Intrinsic and Instrumental Value," and "Novel Foods."

Articles fall into these subject categories:
* Medical Ethics
* Scientific Ethics
* Theories of Ethics
* Environmental Ethics
* Legal Ethics
* Ethical Concepts

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The ethical assessment of new technologies raises two principal concerns: the need to develop effective policies and legislation, and the reconsideration of the ethical frameworks in which these policies and laws are developed. The importance of rapid, accurate examinations of tensions between Philosophy and Law and the relationship be...

Ruth Chadwick is Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the ESRC (Economic and Social Sciences Research Council) Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen), at Cardiff University, UK and Link Chair between Cardiff Law School and the School of English, Communication and Philosophy (ENCAP). Professor Chadwick ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:404 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 1, 2000Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:008054519X

ISBN - 13:9780080545196

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Table of Contents

R. Gillon, Bioethics, Overview.
M. Reiss, Biotechnology.
J.W. Knight, Birth-Control Technology.
C.A. Defanti, Brain Death.
T.H. Murray and G. Kaebnick, Cloning.
S. Rogerson, Computer and Information Ethics.
M.W. Hallgarth, Consequentialism and Deontology.
S. Holm, Embryology, Ethics of.
M. Järvelä, Environmental Impact Assessment.
R. Tong, Feminist Ethics.
R.H. Blank, Fetal Research.
A.M. Hedgecoe, Gene Therapy.
A.J. Clarke, Genetic Counseling.
M. Häyry, Genetic Engineering.
R. Hoedemaekers, Geneticization.
R.O. Mason, Genetic Research.
G.E. Allen, Genetics and Behavior.
R. Chadwick, Genetic Screening.
T. McGleenan, Genetic Technology, Legal Regulation of.
A.M. Hedgecoe, Genome Analysis.
K. Shrader-Frechette, Hazardous & Toxic Substances.
R. Wachbroit, Health and Disease, Concepts of.
R. Ascroft, Health Technology Assessment.
S. Donnelley, Human Nature, View of.
R. Ashcroft, Human Research Subjects, Selection of.
N. Joll, Intrinsic and Instrumental Value.
M. Mori Politeira, Life, Concept of.
L.M. Kopelman, Medical Futility.
B. Mepham, Novel Foods.
K. Shrader-Frechette, Nuclear Power.
S. Lee, Nuclear Testing.
R. Chadwick and U. Schüklenk, Organ Transplants and Xenotransplantation.
W. Grey, Playing God.
J. Parker, Precautionary Principle.
L. Frith, Reproductive Technologies.
R.E. Spier, Science and Engineering Ethics, Overview.
W. van der Burg, Slippery Slope Arguments.
Index.