The Biotechnology Debate : democracy in the face of intractable disagreement

TitleThe Biotechnology Debate : democracy in the face of intractable disagreement
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBovenkerk, B
Series TitleLibrary of ethics and applied philosophy,
Pagination1 online resource (xix, 334 p.)
Place PublishedDordrecht ; New York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1387-6678 ;
Accession Number6729234
KeywordsBIOETHICS , Biological Engineering , biomedical engineering , COMPUTER science , Emerging Technologies , ENGINEERING , MEDICINE
AbstractThis book grounds deliberative democratic theory in a more refined understanding of deliberative practice, in particular when dealing with intractable moral disagreement regarding novel technologies. While there is an ongoing, vibrant debate about the theoretical merits of deliberative democracy on the one hand, and more recently, empirical studies of specific deliberative exercises have been carried out, these two discussions fail to speak to one another. Debates about animal and plant biotechnology are examined as a paradigmatic case for intractable disagreement in today’s pluralistic societies. This examination reveals that the disagreements in this debate are multi-faceted and multi-dimensional and can often be traced to fundamental disagreements about values or worldviews.
Notesby Bernice Bovenkerk.Includes bibliographical references and index.Library of ethics and applied philosophy ; v.29.*UIUC Online Collection Online Resource Accessible anywhere on campus or with UIUC NetID
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