Bioethics

an introduction for the biosciences

Author: T. B. Mepham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199214303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

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Ben Mepham is Special Professor in Applied Bioethics, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham and Visiting Professor in Bioethics, Department of Policy Studies, University of Lincoln, UK. I. The Theoretical Background to Bioethics 1. The Nature of Bioethics 2. Theories of Ethics 3. A Framework for Ethical Analysis II. Bioethics and Human Futures 4. The Biology of Poverty 5. Fertility and Morality 6. Genomics, Eugenics and Integrity III. Bioethics and Animals 7. Human Uses of Animals 8. Experiments on Animals 9. Animals and Modern Biotechnology IV. Bioethics, Plants, and the Environment 10. The First Generation of Genetically Modified Crops 11. Dietary Futures 12. Environmental Sustainability V. Bioethics in Practice 13. Risk, Precaution, and Trust 14. Politics and the Biosciences 15. Bioethics in the Laboratory
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Bioethics

An Introduction for the Biosciences

Author: T. B. Mepham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199267156

Category: Science

Page: 386

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The opening section of 'Bioethics' introduces students to the nature of bioethics and ethical theory. The book goes on to lead students through a broad range of bioethical issues relating to people, animals, and food, before concluding with an overview ofbioethics in practice.
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Bibliographie de la philosophie

Bibliography of philosophy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782271064011

Category: Philosophy

Page: 235

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L'opposition entre Foucault et Habermas a donné lieu à l'un des moments légendaires de la philosophie sociale du XXe siècle. A juste titre sans doute, puisqu'il vit s'affronter deux conceptions de la nature et des finalités d'une analyse englobante de la société moderne qui ont compté parmi les plus riches et les plus cohérentes de l'après-guerre, étendant leurs ramifications dans de multiples directions : théorie du langage, conception de la subjectivité, épistémologie des sciences humaines, philosophie morale, étude des processus de rationalisation, élucidation du statut de la critique.L'objet de cet ouvrage est d'éclairer, dans toute leur richesse et leur diversité, les enjeux du différend entre Foucault et Habermas. Passé le temps des polémiques, demeure un dossier consistant dont l'exploration s'avère aujourd'hui décisive pour toute théorie de la société qui voudra concilier la pertinence historique et politique de son propos avec la conscience des fondements comme des limites de son propre discours.
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Bioethics

Methods, Theories, Domains

Author: Marcus Düwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415609917

Category: LAW

Page: 304

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This book is a philosophically-oriented introduction to bioethics. It offers the reader an overview of key debates in bioethics relevant to various areas including; organ retrieval, stem cell research, justice in healthcare and issues in environmental ethics, including issues surrounding food and agriculture. The book also seeks to go beyond simply describing the issues in order to provide the reader with the methodological and theoretical tools for a more comprehensive understanding of current bioethical debates. The aim of the book is to present bioethics as an interdisciplinary field, to explore its close relation to other disciplines (such as law, life sciences, theology and philosophy), and to discuss the conditions under which bioethics can serve as an academically legitimate discipline that is at the same time relevant to society. As a systematic and methodologically rigorous overview, Bioethics: Methods, Theories and Principles will be of particular interest to academics and students in the disciplines of Law, Medicine, Ethics and Philosophy. 'This is a book that embraces neither a single ethical theory nor a pragmatic melange of just-so-principles. It is a thoughtful and engaging analysis of diverse theoretical foundations in Bioethics. It is also an enormous step towards conceptual and philosophical clarity in this fascinating area.' - Professor Christian Illies, Chair for Practical Philosophy at the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany
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Life, Love and Children

A Practical Introduction to Bioscience Ethics and Bioethics

Author: Irina Pollard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461502780

Category: Medical

Page: 269

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Discussion of bioscience ethics requires understanding of the science that underpins biological systems impinging on our lives. Unencumbered by the formal structure of ethics, bioethics presents a forum for discussion of practical matters of individual and collective concern. This comprehensive text is a guide to the essentials of bioscience ethics and an interface between applied science and applied bioethics. Early chapters embrace topics affecting human reproduction – substance abuse and parenthood, aging gametes and congenital malformations, child abuse and its biological consequences. Intermediate chapters deal with end-of-life care and euthanasia, human fertility, assisted reproductive technologies, genetic engineering, and cloning. Remaining chapters challenge human-dominated ecosystems. Population growth, economic activity, and warfare – with its environmental consequences – are reviewed. A background section describes the evolution of ethical consciousness, explores the future, and proposes that the reworking of ethical boundaries can enhance mature decision-making in harmony with changing technology.
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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

How Students Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Author: David J. Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119977630

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.
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New Developments in Biosciences: Their Implications for Laboratory Animal Science

Proceedings of the Third Symposium of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1–5 June 1987

Author: Anton Beynen,H.A. Solleveld

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780898383546

Category: Medical

Page: 457

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Proceedings of the Third Symposium of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June1-5, 1987
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Clinical Bioethics

Theory and Practice in Medical Ethical Decision-making

Author: James F. Drane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781556126123

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Medical practice is an inherently ethical enterprise. More than ever before, medical practice requires that medical professionals develop and exercise high ethical standards. Health care practitioners who ignore basic concepts of medical ethics risk exposing their patients to serious harm, and open themselves and their institutions to charges of malpractice. Clinical Bioethics provides for the busy clinical professional a concise, comprehensive treatment of the basics in this complex new field.
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Biosciences 2000

Current Aspects and Prospects for the Next Millennium

Author: Charles A Pasternak

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783261889

Category: Science

Page: 284

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As the new millennium approaches, it is appropriate to ask how far medicine and the life sciences have brought us, and to wonder how specific fields will develop over the next decade or so. This volume gathers together a number of leading scientists to give a bird's eye view of their field. Much of the emphasis is on cancer, microbial infections and immunology, because these are some of the most rapidly advancing areas of research. However, the book is wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, and covers topics as diverse as reproductive health technology, animal-to-human transplants, drug resistance, non-invasive diagnosis by magnetic resonance, novel membrane technology, and carbon nanotubes. The graduate student faced with a decision regarding his or her future topic of research could do worse than browse through this collection of articles by experts in the field. Contents: UNESCO: The Biosciences and Global Perspectives (F Mayor)Growing Infertility and Population Explosion: Challenges for Reproductive Health Technology (G P Talwar & T C A Kumar)The Way Ahead for Virology: Molecular Pathogenesis (W Joklik)Challenges of Chronic Persisting Infections of Global Importance for Vaccine Developers (G Ada)Xenografts and Viruses (R Weiss)Approaches in Treatment of Cancer (A Dalgleish)Overcoming Multidrug Resistance (W Stein)Advances in Anticancer Treatment-Mirage or Reality? (G McVie)The Dual Role of Oxygen in Aerobic Cells (V Skulachev)Non-Invasive Medicine by Magnetic Resonance in the Next Century (I R Young & J R Griffiths)Genetic Testing in the 21st Century (M A Patton & N C Carter)Model Membranes (C L Bashford)Nanotubes of Carbon and Other Materials (C N R Rao et al.) Readership: Biochemists, cell & molecular biologists, immunologists, microbiologists, clinicians and oncologists. Keywords:Cancer;Gene Testing;Infection;Infertility;Membranes;Multi-Drug Resistance;Nanotubes;NMR;Oxygen;Vaccines;Xenografts
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The Processes of Life

An Introduction to Molecular Biology

Author: Lawrence E. Hunter

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262299941

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Recent research in molecular biology has produced a remarkably detailed understanding of how living things operate. Becoming conversant with the intricacies of molecular biology and its extensive technical vocabulary can be a challenge, though, as introductory materials often seem more like a barrier than an invitation to the study of life. This text offers a concise and accessible introduction to molecular biology, requiring no previous background in science, aimed at students and professionals in fields ranging from engineering to journalism -- anyone who wants to get a foothold in this rapidly expanding field. It will be particularly useful for computer scientists exploring computational biology. A reader who has mastered the information in The Processes of Life is ready to move on to more complex material in almost any area of contemporary biology.
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