- Synthetic biology is an emerging technology that aims to design and engineer DNA and molecular structures of single cell organisms. Existing organisms can be altered, novel organisms can be created. In doing so, synthetic biology makes use of specific technoscientific understandings of living beings. This volume sets out to explore and assess synthetic biology and its notions of life from philosophical, ethical, social, and legal perspectives. Contents Concepts, Metaphors, Worldviews.- Public Good and Private Ownership.Social and Legal Ramifications.- Opportunities, Risks, Governance. Target Groups Scholars of sociology, philosophy, theory of science, history of science, biology, engineering Politicians and policymakers The Editor Dr. Joachim Boldt is Deputy Director at the Institut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medizin in Freiburg, Germany.
Table of Contents:
- Machine generated contents note: Swiss watches, genetic machines, and ethics. An introduction to synthetic biology's conceptual and ethical challenges / Joachim Boldt
- I. Concepts, Metaphors, Worldviews
- Philosophy of Late-Modern Technology. Towards a Clarification and Classification of Synthetic Biology / Jan C. Schmidt
- Synthetic Biology. On epistemological black boxes, human self-assurance, and the hybridity of practices and values / Oliver Muller
- Living Machines. On the Genesis and Systematic Implications of a Leading Metaphor of Synthetic Biology / Peter Dabrock
- Production biology. Elements and limits of an action paradigm in synthetic biology / Tobias Eichinger
- Creativity and technology. Humans as co-creators / Harald Matern
- moral economy of synthetic biology / Bernadette Bensaude Vincent
- Evaluating biological artifacts. Synthetic cells in the philosophy of technology / Johannes Achatz
- II. Public Good and Private Ownership. Social and Legal Ramifications
- Legal Aspects of Synthetic Biology / Rainer Paslack
- Synbio and IP rights: looking for an adequate balance between private ownership and public interest / Inigo de Miguel Beriain
- III. Opportunities, Risks, Governance
- Beyond unity: Nurturing diversity in synthetic biology and its publics / Sacha Loeve
- Synthetic Genome Technologies / Christoph Then
- Promising applications of synthetic biology
- and how to avoid their potential pitfalls / Arnim von Gleich
- Synthetic biology's multiple dimensions of benefits and risks: implications for governance and policies / Christopher Coenen.
- Item content: English
Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft [Futures of technology, science and society]
- Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 25, 2016).
- 1 online resource.
- TA164 .S96 2016eb
- 9783658109882 (electronic bk.)
3658109882 (electronic bk.)
Other Standard Numbers:
- 10.1007/978-3-658-10988-2 (source: None)
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- EBC4179399 (source: MiAaPQ)
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