Technology, Transgenics and a Practical Moral Code

Technology, Transgenics and a Practical Moral Code

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Ethical debate often lags far behind the development of new technology. As a result, confusion abounds over what is permissible, what is not, and what we should do about any of it. This uncertainty results in bad policy decisions and unnecessary strife in some communities, as has happened in the case of transgenic or genetically modified organisms. In this book, D.R. Cooley, associate professor of philosophy and ethics at North Dakota State University, shows that a pragmatic solution to this problem is to develop a practical moral code that can be used to evaluate any technological developmentGoad, M. a€œMainers favor labels on engineered fooda€ Portland Press Herald, 12 November 2002: 1B. ... 2007, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec= healthaamp;res= 9E0DEEDA123FF930A35751C0A9669C8B63 Graff, J. a€œRead Any Good Fruit? ... a€œNo GMO releases through seed contaminationa€ accessed 22 May 2007 http://archive. greenpeace.org/aˆ¼geneng/highlights/gmo/EUseedcon.pdf: 1a€“ 4.


Title:Technology, Transgenics and a Practical Moral Code
Author: Dennis R. Cooley
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-09-28
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