The Frankenstein Syndrome
Ethical and Social Issues in the Genetic Engineering of Animals
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Frankenstein Syndrome by Bernard E. Rollin
Book DescriptionThis book is a philosophically sophisticated and scientifically well-informed discussion of the moral and social issues raised by genetically engineering animals, a powerful technology which has major implications for society. Unlike other books on this emotionally charged subject, the author attempts to inform, not inflame, the reader about the real problems society must address in order to manage this technology. Bernard Rollin is both a professor of philosophy, and physiology and biophysics, and writes from a uniquely well-informed perspective on this topic. The style is non-technical and anecdotal and will ensure that the book can be used on a wide range of courses on bioethics, biotechnology, veterinary medicine and public policy. The book could also appeal to a general, non-academic reader with a serious interest in genetic engineering.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521478076
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bernard E. Rollin
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A rational exploration of the ethical and welfare issues in all areas of equine use. This book addresses controversial and emotive issues surrounding these iconic creatures, providing a reliable source of information to support informed debate.
Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics, Paperback (September 2006)
One of the most difficult issues that confronts veterinarians and staff today concerns the profession's obligation to the animal and the sometimes conflicting demands from clients, peers and society.
Animal Rights and Human Morality, Paperback (August 2006)» View all books by Bernard E. Rollin
Gives sensitive yet honest and forthright approach to the many disquieting questions surrounding the emotional debate over animal rights. This work includes a chapter on animal agriculture, and discusses animal law, companion animal issues, genetic engineering, animal pain, animal research, and other topics.
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