On the Dual Uses of Science and Ethics
by Brian Rappert, Michael J. Selgelid (eds)
Publisher: ANU Press 2013
Number of pages: 410
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?
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