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              Ethical Issues in Biotechnology
               

              Ethical Issues in Biotechnology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Sherlock, Richard; Morrey, John D.; Contributions by Agar, Nicholas; Altieri, Miguel; American Association for the Advancement of Science

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              This work focuses on biotechnology broadly conceived to include the development of genetically engineered plants and animals, genetically altered animal organs for human transplant, genetic testing and therapy for human beings and, finally, animal and human cloning.

              ISBN 9780742513778
              Released AU 9 Oct 2002
              Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              How to Be Human in the Digital Economy

              How to Be Human in the Digital Economy (Hardback)

              By Agar, Nicholas

              • RRP: $64.99
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              An argument in favor of finding a place for humans (and humanness) in the future digital economy.

              ISBN 9780262038744
              Released AU 15 Feb 2019
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The MIT Press
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              Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement

              Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement (Paperback)

              By Agar, Nicholas

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              Defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children's characteristics. This title gets away from fears of a Huxleyan 'Brave New World' or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past. It uses 'moral images' as a way to get readers with no background in philo...sophy to think about moral dilemmas.
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              ISBN 9781405123907
              Released AU 8 Oct 2004
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Life's Intrinsic Value: Science, Ethics, and Nature
               

              Life's Intrinsic Value: Science, Ethics, and Nature (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Agar, Nicholas

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              Are bacteriophage T4 and the long-nosed elephant fish valuable in their own right? Agar defends an affirmative answer to this question by arguing that anything living is intrinsically valuable. The result is a challenge to prevailing definitions of value and a call for a scientif...ically-informed appreciation of nature.
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              ISBN 9780231117876
              Released AU 15 Jun 2001
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (English)
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              Perfect Copy: Unravelling the Cloning Debate
               

              Perfect Copy: Unravelling the Cloning Debate (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Agar, Nicholas

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              Nicholas Agar provides a uniquely accessible exploration of the highly controversial issue of cloning. Starting with the biology, and building up the scientific background step-by-step, Perfect Copy provides the perfect guide to the moral labyrinth that surrounds the cloning deba...te. Author lectures at Victoria University, NZ.
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              ISBN 9781840463804
              Released AU 1 Dec 2002
              Publisher Icon Books Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Sceptical Optimist: Why technology isn't the answer to everything

              The Sceptical Optimist: Why technology isn't the answer to everything (Hardback)

              By Agar, Nicholas

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              In The Paradox of Progress, Nicholas Agar challenges the central claims of 'radical optimism': that technological progress will automatically make us happier and healthier. Using recent psychological studies about human well-being, he instead presents a more realistic approach to... understand the positive and negative issues that progress brings.
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              ISBN 9780198717058
              Released AU 15 Feb 2015
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Life's Intrinsic Value: Science, Ethics, and Nature
               

              Life's Intrinsic Value: Science, Ethics, and Nature (Hardback)

              By Agar, Nicholas

              • RRP: $239.00
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              Are bacteriophage T4 and the long-nosed elephant fish valuable in their own right? Agar defends an affirmative answer to this question by arguing that anything living is intrinsically valuable. The result is a challenge to prevailing definitions of value and a call for a scientif...ically-informed appreciation of nature.
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              ISBN 9780231117869
              Released AU 15 Jun 2001
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (English)
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              Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement
               

              Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement (Hardback)

              By Agar, Nicholas

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              Defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children's characteristics. Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view, this title considers real contemporary cases of parents choosing what kind of child to have. It also creates a mo...ral framework for assessing various technologies.
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              ISBN 9781405123891
              Released AU 8 Oct 2004
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Humanity's End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement
                

              Humanity's End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Agar, Nicholas

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              An argument that achieving millennial life spans or monumental intellects will destroy values that give meaning to human lives.

              ISBN 9780262525176
              Released AU 15 Aug 2013
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Life & Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology & Psychology
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              Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits
                

              Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits (Hardback)

              By Agar, Nicholas; Series edited by Caplan, Arthur L.

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              A nuanced discussion of human enhancement that argues for enhancement that does not significantly exceed what is currently possible for human beings.

              ISBN 9780262026635
              Released AU 15 Dec 2013
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Basic Bioethics
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