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 developmentA moral agent who has harmony and proportion in her life, for example, is more valuable than one who lives in ... end is disvaluable, then even if the worthy discrete experiences outweigh the disvaluable discrete experiences, it does not followanbsp;...

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


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