International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Biolaw and Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Building Answers for New Questions

Editors: Valdes, Erick, Lecaros, Juan Alberto (Eds.)

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  • Presents the state of the art in biolaw, with a focus on biomedicine 
  • Gathers contributions by some of the world’s most prominent experts on biolaw and bioethics  
  • Considers controversial topics straight from today’s headlines
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This book offers an impressive collection of contributions on the epistemology of international biolaw and its applications, both in the legal and ethical fields. Bringing together works by some of the world’s most prominent experts on biolaw and bioethics, it constitutes a paradigmatic text in its field. In addition to exploring various ideologies and philosophies, including European, American and Mediterranean biolaw traditions, it addresses controversial topics straight from today’s headlines, such as genetic editing, the dual-use dilemma, and neurocognitive enhancement. The book encourages readers to think objectively and impartially in order to resolve the ethical and juridical dilemmas that stem from biotechnological empowerment and biomedical techniques. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for courses on biolaw, law, bioethics, and biomedical research, as well as courses that discuss law and the biosciences at different professional levels, e.g. in the courts, biomedical industry, pharmacological companies and the public space in general. 

About the authors

ERICK VALDES  is a jurist and philosopher. He holds a PhD in Philosophy and Postdocs in Bioethics and Philosophy from Georgetown University, USA, as well as a Postdoc in Law from the Washington College of Law, USA. He is a former Adjunct Research Professor of Bioethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, and is currently a Visiting Research Professor at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, USA. He is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK, American University of Sovereign Nations, USA, University for the Humanities of Moscow, Russia, University of La Coruña, Spain, and University of Princeton, USA, among others. He is a Founding Member and President of the International Network of Biolaw (www.internationalnetworkbiolaw.org), Vice-President of the Ibero-American Association of Practical Philosophy, and a member of the Colombian Institute of Bioethical Studies. He is the author of several books and papers on bioethics and biolaw, both in English and Spanish.   
JUAN ALBERTO LECAROS  holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, and a Master in Bioethics from the Borja Institute of Bioethics, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain. He is Director of the Center for Bioethics and the Observatory of Bioethics and Law at the Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago de Chile. Further, he is an Adjunct Professor at the Borja Institute of Bioethics, Ramon Llull University and a founding member of the International Network of Biolaw. He was awarded the Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for Excellence in Bioethics, granted by the Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC, in 2012.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05903-3
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05902-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biolaw and Policy in the Twenty-First Century
Book Subtitle
Building Answers for New Questions
Editors
  • Erick Valdes
  • Juan Alberto Lecaros
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
78
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05903-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05903-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05902-6
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 347
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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