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- DescriptionSome of humankind's greatest tools have been forged in the research laboratory. Who could argue that medical advances like antibiotics, blood transfusions, and pacemakers have t improved the quality of people's lives? But with each new techlogical breakthrough there comes an array of consequences, at once predicted and unpredictable, beneficial and hazardous. Outcry over recent developments in the reproductive and genetic sciences has revealed deep fissures in society's perception of biotechnical progress. Many are concerned that reckless techlogical development, driven by consumerist impulses and greedy entrepreneurialism, has the potential to radically shift the human condition - and t for the greater good. Biotechlogy and the Human Good builds a case for a stewardship deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian theism to responsibly interpret and assess new techlogies in a way that answers this concern. The authors jointly recognize humans t as automous beings but as ones accountable to each other, to the world they live in, and to God. They argue that to question and critique how fields like cybernetics, natechlogy, and genetics might affect our future is t anti-science, anti-industry, or anti-progress, but rather a way to promote human flourishing, common sense, and good stewardship. A synthetic work drawing on the thought of a physician, ethicists, and a theologian, Biotechlogy and the Human Good reminds us that although techlogy is a powerful and often awe-inspiring tool, it is what lies in the heart and soul of who wields this tool that truly makes the difference in our world.
- Author BiographyC. Ben Mitchell is associate professor of bioethics and contemporary culture at Trinity International University. Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, is the chair of the President's Council on Bioethics, and professor emeritus of medicine and medical ethics, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center. Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. John F. Kilner is the Franklin Forman Chair of Ethics, professor of bioethics and contemporary culture, and the director of the bioethics program at Trinity International University. Scott B. Rae is professor of biblical studies and Christian ethics at Biola University.
- Author(s)C. Ben Mitchell,Edmund D. Pellegrino,Jean Bethke Elshtain,John F. Kilner,Scott B. Rae
- PublisherGeorgetown University Press
- Date of Publication25/04/2007
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Place of PublicationWashington, DC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGeorgetown University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight295 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine16 mm
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