Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment

Ambivalences of Creating Life

Societal and Philosophical Dimensions of Synthetic Biology

Editors: Hagen, Kristin, Engelhard, Margret, Toepfer, Georg (Eds.)

  • Includes the contributions to an interdisciplinary international summer school entitled "Analyzing the societal dimensions of synthetic biology
  • Synthetic biology is a rapidly developing new approach to biotechnology
  • Its main aim is to use engineering principles to create living organisms for human use
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"Synthetic biology" is the label of a new technoscientific field with many different facets and agendas. One common aim is to "create life", primarily by using engineering principles to design and modify biological systems for human use. In a wider context, the topic has become one of the big cases in the legitimization processes associated with the political agenda to solve global problems with the aid of (bio-)technological innovation. Conceptual-level and meta-level analyses are needed: we should sort out conceptual ambiguities to agree on what we talk about, and we need to spell out agendas to see the disagreements clearly.

The book is based on the interdisciplinary summer school "Analyzing the societal dimensions of synthetic biology", which took place in Berlin in September 2014.

The contributions address controversial discussions around the philosophical examination, public perception, moral evaluation and governance of synthetic biology.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Editorial: Ambivalences in Societal and Philosophical Dimensions of Synthetic Biology

    Hagen, Kristin (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

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  • The Synthetic Nature of Biology

    Acevedo-Rocha, Carlos G.

    Pages 9-53

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  • Making-of Synthetic Biology: The European CyanoFactory Research Consortium

    Wünschiers, Röbbe

    Pages 55-72

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  • Synthetic Biology for Space Exploration: Promises and Societal Implications

    Verseux, Cyprien N. (et al.)

    Pages 73-100

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  • “First Species Whose Parent Is a Computer”—Synthetic Biology as Technoscience, Colonizing Futures, and the Problem of the Digital

    Müller, Martin

    Pages 101-113

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eBook 63,06 €
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Hardcover 77,99 €
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Softcover 77,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ambivalences of Creating Life
Book Subtitle
Societal and Philosophical Dimensions of Synthetic Biology
Editors
  • Kristin Hagen
  • Margret Engelhard
  • Georg Toepfer
Series Title
Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment
Series Volume
45
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21088-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21088-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21087-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37271-6
Series ISSN
1860-4803
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 335
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