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Encyclopedia Of Ethics In Science And Technology
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Encyclopedia Of Ethics In Science And Technology

Nigel Barber

Published by Viva Books Private Ltd | Language - English | Binding - Hard Bound

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Technology has greatly expanded the scope of what we may do, and science has given us a keener appreciation of the potentially deleterious consequences of our actions. Viva-Facts On File Encyclopedia of Ethics in Science and Technology brings together for the first time the central concepts, people, facts, phenomena, and controversies associated with the ethics of science and technology, as well as the seminal figures and formative ideas in both fields. More than 400 cross-referenced entries discuss the ethical issues affecting industrialized nations, giving the encyclopedia a Western focus, although the influence of other traditions is acknowledged

The encyclopedia features a helpful listing of organizations, resources, and websites; entry-specific recommended readings; and extensive index, with an eye to maintaining a balanced study of the moral implications of scientific technological advances.

Entries include:

€ Air pollution

€ Moral philosophy

€ Commercialism in scientific research

€ Organ transplantation

€ Genetic engineering

€ Reproductive technologies

€ Intelligence tests ethics of)

€ Scientific dishonesty

€ Life support (termination of)

€ Vaccination

Viva-Facts On File Encyclopedia of Ethics in Science and Technology is an indispensable resource for students and scientists looking for fair and balanced information on the ethics behind past, present, and future issues in science and technology.

Contents: Acknowledgment € Introduction € Entries A-Z € Appendix - Ethics organizations, resources, and websites € Index

About the Author: Nigel Barber, Ph.D., an evolutionary psychologist and writer, received a Ph.D. in biopsychology from Hunter College of the City University of New York. Dr. Barber taught psychology at Bemidji State University of Minnesota and later at Birmingham-Southern College. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, he has published other reference titles in the science and articles in a number of peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

Target Audience: Students of Science and engineering


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Book: Encyclopedia Of Ethics In Science And Technology
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ISBN-13: 9788130914145
Product Code 9788130914145
Binding: Hard Bound
Publishing Date: 2010
Publisher: Viva Books Private Ltd
Number of Pages: 400
Language: English

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