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xiii, 359 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: The Politics of Experiment 1. New Beginnings 2. Producing Life 3. Representing Reason 4. Cloning, Knowledge, and the Politics of Consensus 5. Confusing Deliberation 6. In the Laboratories of Democracy 7. Religion, Reason, and the Politics of Progress 8. The Legacy of Experiment Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231179546 20171211
Human embryo research touches upon strongly felt moral convictions, and it raises such deep questions about the promise and perils of scientific progress that debate over its development has become a moral and political imperative. From in vitro fertilization to embryonic stem cell research, cloning, and gene editing, Americans have repeatedly struggled with how to define the moral status of the human embryo, whether to limit its experimental uses, and how to contend with sharply divided public moral perspectives on governing science. Experiments in Democracy presents a history of American debates over human embryo research from the late 1960s to the present, exploring their crucial role in shaping norms, practices, and institutions of deliberation governing the ethical challenges of modern bioscience. J. Benjamin Hurlbut details how scientists, bioethicists, policymakers, and other public figures have attempted to answer a question of great consequence: how should the public reason about aspects of science and technology that effect fundamental dimensions of human life? Through a study of one of the most significant science policy controversies in the history of the United States, Experiments in Democracy paints a portrait of the complex relationship between science and democracy, and of U.S. society's evolving approaches to evaluating and governing science's most challenging breakthroughs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231179546 20171211
Law Library (Crown)
x, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Meetings across the tree of life : two meetings and a departure ; Outlines
  • A history of animals : Beginnings ; Living together ; Neurons and nervous systems ; The garden ; Senses ; The fork
  • Mischief and craft : In a sponge garden ; Evolution of the cephalopods ; Puzzles of octopus intelligence ; Visiting Octopolis ; Nervous evolution ; Body and control ; Convergence and divergence
  • From white noise to consciousness : What it's like ; Evolution of experience ; Latecomer versus transformation ; The case of the octopus
  • Making colors : The giant cuttlefish ; Making colors ; Seeing colors ; Being seen ; Baboon and squid ; Symphony
  • Our minds and others : From Hume to Vygotsky ; Word made flesh ; Conscious experience ; Full circle
  • Experience compressed : Decline ; Life and death ; A swarm of motorcycles ; Long and short lives ; Ghosts
  • Octopolis : An armful of octopuses ; Origins of Octopolis ; Parallel lines ; The oceans.
Peter Godfrey-Smith is a leading philosopher of science. He is also an accomplished scuba diver whose underwater videos of warring octopuses have attracted wide notice. In this book, he brings his parallel careers together to tell a bold new story of how nature became aware of itself. Mammals and birds are widely seen as the smartest creatures on earth. But one other branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. New research shows that these marvelous creatures display remarkable gifts, with each of their tentacles even capable of thinking for itself. What does it mean that higher intelligence on earth has evolved not once but twice? And that the mind of the octopus is nonetheless so different from our own? Combining science and philosophy with first hand accounts of his cephalopod encounters, Godfrey-Smith shows how primitive organisms bobbing in the ocean began sending signals to each other and how these early forms of communication gave rise to the advanced nervous systems that permit cephalopods to change colours and human beings to speak. By tracing the problem of consciousness back to its roots and comparing the human brain to its most alien and perhaps most remarkable animal relative, Godfrey- Smith's Other Minds sheds new light on one of our most abiding mysteries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780374227760 20180219
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 848 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
  • A brief historical perspective
  • Systems of the body : an overview
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic radiology
  • The skeletal system
  • The muscular system
  • The nervous system
  • The circulatory system
  • The respiratory system
  • The digestive system
  • The urinary system
  • The endocrine system
  • The reproductive system
  • The integumentary system and its derivatives
  • Trauma, emergency medicine, and the golden hour
  • Immune disorders
  • Pain.
Legal cases involving medical issues require an understanding of the human body--how it is put together, how the systems function, and how they interact. A good grasp of this information is essential to the clinical issues involved in the multitude of diseases and medical disorders that confront both plaintiff and defense attorneys.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781614387312 20160609
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 358 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Conceiving the Embryo-- D. Evans. Part I: Biological Facts and Moral Values. 2. Assisted Conception in the Human - the Embryological View-- S. Fishel. 3. Pro-Attitudes to Pre-Embryos-- D. Evans. 4. The Status of the Embryo - More Place for Moral Intuitions-- J.- M. Thevoz. 5. The Human Embryo and the Relativity of Biological Individuality-- A. Mauron. 6. Human Individuation and Moral Justification-- M. Evans. Part 2: Moral Values in Social and Cultural Context. 7. Contraception and the Moral Status of the Early Human Embryo-- S. Beasley. 8. Talking About Embryos-- Z. Szawarski. 9. Cultural Pro-Attitudes, Reproductive Ethics and Embryo Protection-- V. Prodanov. Part 3: Personhood and The Human Embryo. 10. Is the Human Embryo a Person? No-- M. Mori. 11. Human Embryology and the Criterion of Moral Standing-- A. Przyluska-Fiszer. 12. Embryos as Moral Subjects and Limits of Responsibility-- K.W. Ruyter. 13. The Moral Status of the Pre-Personal Human Being: the Argument from Potential Reconsidered-- S. Holm. 14. The Idea of Brain-Birth in Connection with Artificial Abortion-- J. Kovacs. Part 4: The Legal Status of the Human Foetus. 15. The Legal Status of the Human Foetus. A Comparative Analysis-- W. Lang. 16. Legal Status of the Human Embryo: Overview of the Hungarian Legislation-- J. Sandor. 17. The Legal Status of the Embryo in Poland-- E. Zielinska. Part 5: Human Embryo Research. 18. What Developments of Human Embryo Research Would be Philosophically Challenging? A. Mauron. 19. Research on Human Embryos-- P. Dalla-Vorgia. 20. The Regulation of Embryo Research under the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act of 1990-- A.J. Klotzko. 21. Procuring Gametes for Research and Therapy-- D. Evans. Part 6: Legislation Concerning Human Embryology. 22. Legal Consensus and Divergence in European Legislation in the Area of Human Embryology - Room for Harmonization? L. Nielsen. 23. The Embryo in French Legislation-- C. Byk. 24. The Use of Gametes and Zygotes in German Law-- E. Deutsch. 25. Spanish Legislation on Uses of Gametes and Zygotes (Pre-Embryos)-- J.V. Martinez.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789041102089 20160528
This volume of essays, together with its companion "Creating the Child: The Ethics, Law and Practice of Assisted Procreation" (Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, 1996, ISBN 90-411-0207-8) is the result of a concerted action in the BIOMED programme of the European Commission, which was co-ordinated by the editor. Clinicians, lawyers and philosophers explore the theoretical and practical problems presented by the new technologies in assisted human reproduction in Eastern, Central and Western Europe. The central question of the status of the human embryo is examined in the light of recent biological discoveries and cultural and legal dissonance within and between the various countries in Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789041102089 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
x, 464 p. : 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)