Scientific Freedom

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Simona Giordano, John Coggon, Marco Cappato
A&C Black, Sep 13, 2012 - Social Science - 256 pages
Scientific Freedom is the first comprehensive collection covering 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 all 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 technologies, and can therefore affect human life and death.

With contributions from Nobel Laureates, representatives of patients' associations, scientists, scholars and politicians, this book provides a concise and comprehensive view of the limitations and dangers facing the future of innovation and scientific progress.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Understanding Science and Technology
15
Science and Society Law and Regulation
71
Science Ethics and the Politics of Scientific Research
111
A Short History of This Anthology
177
Appendix
184
Notes
187
Bibliography
214
Index
228
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Simona Giordano is Reader in Bioethics at the University of Manchester, UK.
John Coggon is Research Fellow in the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, University of Manchester, UK
Marco Cappato is an economist and a former Member of the European Parliament for Italy.

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