Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society

Synthetic Biology

Metaphors, Worldviews, Ethics, and Law

Editors: Boldt, Joachim (Ed.)

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  • A variety of philosophical perspectives on synthetic biology
  • An overview of ethical and societal issues of synthetic biology
  • Interdisciplinary analyses oft he challenges of synthetic biology
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Assessing synthetic biology from a societal and ethical perspective is not only a matter of determining possible harms and benefits of synthetic biology applications. Synthetic biology also incorporates a specific technoscientific understanding of its research agenda and its research objects that has philosophical and ethical implications. This edited volume sets out to explore and evaluate these synthetic biology worldviews and it proposes appropriate governance measures. In addition, legal challenges are discussed.

About the authors

Dr. Joachim Boldt is Deputy Director at the Institut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medizin in Freiburg (Germany).

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“This volume, edited by Boldt, attempts to explain the scope of Synthetic Biology, clarifies its distinction from technologies such as genetic engineering and nanotechnology, and discuss the ethical and legal concerns with which the field of Synthetic Biology specifically contends. … for anyone who is interested in forwarding their knowledge in the area of modern biotechnological innovation, its applications, and its implications.” (Ambika Natarajan, Nanoethics, Vol. 10, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Synthetic Biology
Book Subtitle
Metaphors, Worldviews, Ethics, and Law
Editors
  • Joachim Boldt
Series Title
Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society
Copyright
2016
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-10988-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-10988-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-10987-5
Series ISSN
2524-3764
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 234
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