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Title Scientific freedom : an anthology on freedom of scientific research / edited by Simona Giordano, John Coggon and Marco Cappato
Published London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012
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Contents Introduction / John Coggon, Simona Giordano and Marco Cappato -- Scientific freedom -- The structure of the book -- Synergies, tensions, and the road ahead -- Part One: Understanding Science and Technology. 1: Can Research Be Forbidden? / Carl Djerassi -- Sex and reproduction as relevant examples -- The divorce of sex from reproduction -- Science-in-theatre as a means of information transmittal -- Another case history from science-in-theatre -- 2: Is Science Dangerous? / Lewis Wolpert -- Technology -- Social responsibilities -- Eugenics -- Reproduction: cloning, genes, and stem cells -- Politics -- 3: The Cosmos Above Me, and the Moral Maze Within Me: Astrophysics and Base Research -- Some Reflections / Lucio Piccirillo -- Introduction -- Organization of science -- Relationship between science and technology -- The importance of basic research -- Moral responsibility
13: Should We Strive for Total Scientific Freedom? / Malcolm Oswald -- What might total scientific freedom look like? -- Reasons to enable scientific freedom -- Braben's reasoning -- Economic arguments -- Reasons to constrain scientific freedom -- Economic arguments -- Ethical reasons -- Weighing the arguments -- 14: The Ethical Limitations on Scientific Research / Michael Boylan -- The Principle of Plenitude -- The limits of science -- 15: What's Special about Scientific Freedom? / John Coggon -- Introduction -- Science ethics and general morality -- Values in science -- Valuing science -- Valuing science and values beyond science -- Protecting scientific freedom -- Conclusions -- Conclusion: A Short History of This Anthology / Marco Cappato and Simona Giordano -- The journey to this book -- Freedom and science
4: Can Freedom Help to Tackle Global Climate Warming? A View from Biogeochemical Research / Luca Marchesini -- The climate we live in -- Drivers of climate warming -- Future climatic scenarios -- A helping hand from planet earth -- Open questions and priorities in the carbon cycle science -- The relevance of ethical and intellectual freedom in tackling global climate warming -- 5: Scientific Freedom in an Evolving World / Jim Falk -- Nuclear power and Fukushima -- challenges of governance -- Science, governance, and the holoreflexive challenge -- Part Two: Science and Society: Law and Regulation. 6: Freedom of Research and Constitutional Law: Some Critical Points / Amedeo Santosuosso -- Introduction -- Modern constitutions and freedom of science: An overview -- Freedom of science and freedom of speech in the United States -- Observation vs. manipulation
Part Three: Science, Ethics and the Politics of Scientific Research. 11: Science, Society and Democracy: Freedom of Science as a Catalyzer of Liberty / Gilberto Corbellini and Elisabetta Sirgiovanni -- Science on Western trial -- The Italian nightmare -- The Di Bella affair (1997-98) -- Animal cloning: A five-year ban (1997-2001) -- GMO research and commercialization boycotts (2000-2005) -- Assisted fertilization bad practices and stem cell research prohibitions (2004-2010) -- Science gave rise to liberal democracy: A defense of the right to research -- Conclusions -- 12: Religion and Scientific Freedom / Søren Holm -- The justification, scope and limits of scientific freedom -- The role of religion in determining policy -- Does religion have a legitimate role in policy making in such a society? -- The religious person -- The religious politician -- The religious organisation -- Real politics? -- Religion and science policy -- Take 2 -- Conclusions
Balancing freedom of science in the EU: The case of human dignity -- Rights from wrongs and a wrong theory about eugenics -- Patents at the crossroad between IPR, Fundamental rights and scientific research -- An endless story -- Legal Methodologies for Maximizing Freedom of Scientific Research -- 8: Human Tissue Providers for Stem Cell Research: Freedom, Fairness and Financial Recompense / Sarah Devaney -- Recompense for ova in SC research -- The impairment of voluntariness -- Undue inducement -- Conclusion -- 9: Ideology, Fundamentalism and Scientific Research / Lord Taverne -- 10: The Future of Scientific Research: Compromises or Ways Forward? / Emma Bonino and Simona Giordano -- Introduction -- On the freedom of scientific research -- Sensitive areas of science: The case of cell nuclear transfer -- The value of pluralism -- Pluralism and information -- How political initiatives may change the direction of science
Summary Scientific Freedom represents the first comprehensive anthology of essays designed to explore both the state of scientific progress and the ethics, law and history of scientific research. The book gives readers a fascinating range of perspectives on matters of scientific research that directly affect each and every one of us. Examining the ethical, legal, social, economic and political issues surrounding freedom of scientific research, the book evaluates ways in which national and international policies can impact upon individuals' access to potentially life-saving treatment, cures and technol
Notes 12 Religion and Scientific Freedom
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Subject Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Science and law.
Science -- Political aspects.
Science -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Cappato, Marco.
Coggon, John, 1980-
Giordano, Simona.
ISBN 1849669023 (electronic bk.)
9781849669023 (electronic bk.)