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Description - Observing Bioethics by Renee C. Fox

Based on original primary and extensive secondary source materials, the book views bioethics as a complex phenomenon that is not only related to advances in modern biology, medicine, and biotechnology, but also to the fundamental values and beliefs and larger moral and existential questions which American society has been collectively grappling in its courts, legislatures, and media. Although they center their analysis on U.S. bioethics, the authors also trace the field's international spread, including case studies of bioethics in France and Pakistan - two of the many societies in which it has developed. While recognizing the intellectual, moral and sociological importance of American bioethics, they are critical of certain of its characteristics, and concerned about their implications-especially the problems of thinking socially, culturally, and internationally that have existed since bioethics' inception; the field's "tenuous interdisciplinarity"; and the extent to which the "culture wars" on the larger American scene have recently penetrated it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195365559
ISBN-10: 0195365550
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 165mm x 27mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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