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978-0-7735-2784-3 / 0773527842

The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit

by Somerville, Margaret

Publisher:Mcgill Queens Univ Pr

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Every day we hear news about medical or scientific breakthroughs and the complex ethical issues they raise. Feats that were never before possible, including cloning, genetically modifying food, mapping human chromosomes, and using animal organs for human transplants, have opened up a Pandora's Box of ethical questions. Technology is advancing at such rate that the issue is not so much what we can do but rather whether we will do it. Margaret Somerville, a leading international authority on medicine, ethics, and the law, demonstrates that society must set ethically acceptable limits on scientific advances. In this controversial and timely book, Somerville sheds light on the urgent ethical and legal questions that vie for our attention. Along the way, she calls upon us to recognize the mysteries that lie at the heart of our lives and the metaphysical reality that gives meaning to life. "The Ethical Canary" is a major contribution to the debate about the hottest issues in ethics today, from one of the world's leading authorities.

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