Bioethics in a Small World

The world seems ever smaller and ever quicker: environmental, public health, industrial and cultural processes operate ever more on a global, rather than a local scale. Does this process, sometimes known as globalisation, draw us closer together, or drive us further apart, from a moral point of view...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Thiele, Felix (Editor), Ashcroft, R.E. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005, 2005
Edition:1st ed. 2005
Series:Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Cultural Rationality and Moral Principles
  • Morality and Culture: Are Ethics Culture-Dependent?
  • Neither Golden Nugget nor Frankenstein. The need to Re-embed Food Biotechnologies in Sociocultural Contexts
  • Beyond GM Foods: Genomics, Biotechnology and Global Health Equity
  • Patents on Biomaterial — A New Colonialism or a Means for Technology Transfer and Benefit-Sharing?
  • From the Corporeal to the Informational: Exploring the Scope of Benefit Sharing Agreements and their Applicability to Sequence Databases
  • Access to Essential Drugs, Human Rights and Global Justice
  • Access to Essential Drugs: the Ethical Challenge of Allocating Obligations
  • Why is it Morally Wrong to Clone a Human Being? How to Evaluate Arguments of Biopolitics, Biomorality, and Bioethics
  • Bioethics and (Public) Policy Advice