Recent and ongoing developments in science and technology - such as the prevention and treatment of disease through genetics and the development of increasingly sophisticated computer systems with wide-ranging applications - hold out the promise of vastly improving the quality of human life, but they can also raise serious ethical, legal, and public policy questions. The thirteen essays in this volume address these questions and related issues from a variety of perspectives. Written by prominent philosophers, economists, and legal theorists, these essays offer valuable insights into the nature of scientific innovation and its implications for our social policies and practices.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 343
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 152 mm
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