The Biological Foundations of Bioethics

Oxford University Press (2015)
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Abstract

Much recent work on the ethics of new biomedical technologies is committed to hidden, contestable views about the nature of biological reality. This selection of essays by Tim Lewens explores and scrutinises these biological foundations, and includes work on human enhancement, synthetic biology, and justice in healthcare decision-making.

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Introduction

Bioethics and the philosophy of biology have often been pursued in isolation from each other, and even in different institutions. This has led researchers in both domains to overlook contentious theses concerning (for example) human nature, development, and adaptation that often underlie p... see more

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