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Title On the dual uses of science and ethics : principles, practices, and prospects / editors, Brian Rappert, Michael J. Selgelid.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Practical Ethics and Public Policy
Practical ethics and public policy.
Contents 1. Ethics and dual-use research -- 2. Nanotechnology and dual-use dilemmas -- 3. What does neuroethics have to say about the problem of dual use? -- 4. Synthetic biology as a field of dual-use bioethical concern -- 5. Crops agents, phytopathology and ethical review -- 6. The super TB experiment: Evolution and resolution of an experiment with dual-use concerns -- 7. Moral development and ethical decision-making -- 8. Responsible dual use -- 9. An expected-value approach to the dual-use problem -- 10. The doctrine of double effect and the ethics of dual use -- 11. Unknowns in dual-use dilemmas -- 12. Moral responsibility, collective-action problems and the dual-use dilemma in science and technology -- 13. Biosecurity and the just-war tradition -- 14. The precautionary principle and the dual-use dilemma -- 15. Scientific control over dual-use research: Prospects for self-regulation -- 16. Contrasting dual-use issues in biology and nuclear science -- 17. Considering contextuality in dual-use discussions: Is there a problem? -- 18. Exploring the role of life scientists in combating the misuse of incapaciting chemical and toxin agents -- 19. WHO project on responsible life-sciences research for global health security: Why ethics and how to strengthen it? -- 20. Ethics as ... -- Appendix A.
Summary Claims about the transformations enabled by modern science and medicine have been accompanied by an unsettling question in recent years: might the knowledge being produced undermine--rather than further--human and animal well being? On the Dual Uses of Science and Ethics examines the potential for the skills, know-how, information, and techniques associated with modern biology to serve contrasting ends. In recognition of the moral ambiguity of science and technology, each chapter considers steps that might be undertaken to prevent the deliberate spread of disease. Central to achieving this aim is the consideration of what role ethics might serve. To date, the ethical analysis of the themes of this volume has been limited. This book remedies this situation by bringing together contributors from a broad range of backgrounds to address a highly important ethical issue confronting humanity during the 21st century.
Language English.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Science and civilization -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Science and the humanities.
Indexed Term ethics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Rappert, Brian, editor.
Selgelid, Michael J., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Rappert, Brian. Dual Uses of Science and Ethics : Principles, Practices, and Prospects. Canberra : ANU Press, ©2013 9781925021332
ISBN 9781925021349 (electronic bk.)
1925021343 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_462759