Book ID: CBB000041795

Genes and human self-knowledge: Historical and philosophical reflections on modern genetics (1994)


Weir, Robert F. (Editor)
Lawrence, Susan C. (Editor)
Fales, Evan (Editor)

University of Iowa Press

Publication Date: 1994
Physical Details: xx + 248 pp.; notes

Description Contents: Quaid, Kimberly A.: A few words from a “wise” woman. Brock, Dan W.: The Human Genome Project and human identity. Ruse, Michael: Knowledge in human genetics: Some epistemological questions. Butchvarov, Panayot: Some concerns about self-knowledge and the Human Genome Project. Carroll, William E.: Reductionism and genetics: A response. Fales, Evan: The Human Genome Project and epistemology. Cates, Diana Fritz: Commentary on genetic knowledge and self-understanding. Carney, Christine: Genes and Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Paul, Diane B.: Is human genetics disguised eugenics? McInerney, Joseph D.: Molecular biology: How can we translate the laboratory? Thompson, Larry: Communicating genetics: Journalists' role in helping the public understand genetics. Gostin, Larry: Genetic discrimination: The use of genetically based diagnostic and prognostic tests by employers and insurers. Ash, Mitchell G.: Human capital and the discourse of control: Comment on Paul. Marcus, Alan I.: Commentary on Paul. Thomson, Elizabeth J.: Communicating complex genetic information. Koepnick, Kevin: Problems translating laboratory information for high school students: Are we doomed? Blanck, Peter David: Reflections on the law and ethics of the Human Genome Project. Weir, Robert F.: Why fund ELSI projects? Hubbard, Ruth: Constructs of genetic difference: Race and sex. Hull, David L.: Species, races, and genders: Differences are not deviations. Walters, LeRoy: The ethics of human germ-line genetic intervention. Lawrence, Susan C.: Commentary: Diversity. Magnus, David: Commentary on Hull and Hubbard. Boyle, John P.: Response to Walters.

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Authors & Contributors
Beatty, John H.
Sloan, Phillip R.
Wilkie, Tom
Davis, Joel
Yesley, Michael S.
Waldholz, Michael
Mendel Newsletter
Perspectives on Science
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Science as Culture
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Joseph Henry Press
Faber & Faber
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research
Simon & Schuster
Human genetics
Science and ethics
Venter, J. Craig
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
United States
British Isles
Human Genome Project
National Institute of Health (U.S.)

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