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Bioethics: An Introduction for the Biosciences

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By: Ben Mepham

386 pages, 30 illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | May 2005 | #148839 | ISBN: 0199267154
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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 of bioethics in practice.

This book should become one of the most thumbed works on any biologist's shelf no matter what stage of their career they are at; such is the importance of its message. Usefulness to students: *****, Usefulness to teachers: ***** Journal of Biological Education, Winter 2005 It is an invaluable resource: fluent, authoritative, almost as well-balanced as is humanly possible, and more comprehensive than it claims; it is also well-organised; and you can base a whole course on it. It is highly recommended. Higher Education Academy Biosciences e-journal, Volume 6, November 2005


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; PREFACE: HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS; PART 1 THE THEORETICAL BACKGROUND TO BIOETHICS; 1. The Nature of Bioethics; 2. Theories of Ethics; 3. A Framework for Ethical Analysis; PART 2 BIOETHICS AND HUMAN FUTURES; 4. The Haves and the Have-Nots; 5. A Time to be Born?; 6. Reproductive Choices; PART 3 BIOETHICS AND ANIMALS; 7. Human Uses of Animals; 8. Experiments on Animals; 9. Animals and Modern Biotechnology; PART 4 BIOETHICS, PLANTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT; 10. The First Generation of GM Crops; 11. Dietary Futures; 12. Environmental Sustainability; PART 5 BIOETHICS IN PRACTICE; 13. Risk, Precaution and Trust; 14. Politics and the Biosciences; 15. Bioethics in the Laboratory; INDEX

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