The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

Food, Genetic Engineering and Philosophy of Technology

Magic Bullets, Technological Fixes and Responsibility to the Future

Authors: Scott, N. Dane

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  • ​Explores specific well-known controversies over agricultural bioetechnology and GMOs
  • Builds on important recent work by philosophers of technology
  • Contributes to the nascent field of philosophy of agriculture and food
  • Explores and explains concepts in science and technology debates
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About this book

This book describes specific, well-know controversies in the genetic modification debate and connects them to deeper philosophical issues in philosophy of technology. It contributes to the current, far-reaching deliberations about the future of food, agriculture and society. Controversies over so-called Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) regularly appear in the press. The biotechnology debate has settled into a long-term philosophical dispute. The discussion goes much deeper than the initial empirical questions about whether or not GM food and crops are safe for human consumption or pose environmental harms that dominated news reports. In fact, the implications of this debate extend beyond the sphere of food and agriculture to encompass the general role of science and technology in society. The GM controversy provides an occasion to explore important issues in philosophy of technology. Researchers, teachers and students interested in agricultural biotechnology, philosophy of technology and the future of food and agriculture will find this exploration timely and thought provoking.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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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
Food, Genetic Engineering and Philosophy of Technology
Book Subtitle
Magic Bullets, Technological Fixes and Responsibility to the Future
Authors
Series Title
The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96027-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96027-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96025-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07134-9
Series ISSN
1570-3010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 158
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