Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry by Gordon Graham
Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry
Author: Gordon Graham
Title: Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry
ISBN10: 041525258X
ISBN13: 978-0415252584
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 13, 2002)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1334 kb
Size epub: 1446 kb
Rating: 4.5 ✪
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Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
'It's all in the genes'. Is this true, and if so, what is all in the genes? Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry is a crystal clear and highly informative guide to a debate none of us can afford to ignore.
Beginning with a much-needed overview of the relationship between science and technology, Gordon Graham lucidly explains and assesses the most important and controversial aspects of the genes debate: Darwinian theory and its critics, the idea of the 'selfish' gene, evolutionary psychology, memes, genetic screening and modification, including the risks of cloning and 'designer' babies.
He considers areas often left out of the genes debate, such as the environmental risks of genetic engineering and how we should think about genes in the wider context of debates on science, knowledge and religion. Gordon Graham asks whether genetic engineering might be introducing God back into the debate and whether the risks of a brave new genetic world outweigh the potential benefits.
Essential reading for anyone interested in science, technology, and philosophy, Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry is ideal for those wanting to find out more about the ethical implications of genetics and the future of biotechnology.