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The ethical canary science, society and the human spirit by Margaret A. Somerville

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Published by Penguin Canada in Toronto .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Medical ethics.,
  • Bioethics.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMargaret Somerville.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 344 p. ;
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22748351M
ISBN 10014029516X

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The Ethical Canary book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Demonstrates that society must set ethically acceptable limits on /5(2). The Ethical Canary is a major contribution to the debate about the hottest issues in ethics today, from one of the world's leading authorities. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle Cited by: Book Review: Author Meets Readers The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit In her recent work The Ethical Canary: Science, Society, and the Human Spirit, Professor Margaret Sommerville contends that ethics is being outpaced by scientific innovation. As a result, Professor Sommerville believes that it is. The Ethical Canary is a major contribution to the debate about the hottest issues in ethics today, from one of the world's leading authorities. eISBN: Subjects: Health Sciences.

  The Ethical Canary is a major contribution to the debate about the hottest issues in ethics today, from one of the world's leading authorities. Preview this book» What people are saying - 1/5(1). "A crucial book at a critical time - essential reading for anyone attempting to make sense of the rapidly changing world around them." Quill & Quire"The Ethical Canary throws welcome light on a debate that we can't avoid." MacLean's"Dr Somerville tackles the big ethical issues of today in a compelling book.   ""The Ethical Canary is precisely that cautionary voice, heeding us to examine what our science is doing and where it is headed so that we will have at least a foothold on the slippery slope of ethics before irrevocable damage is done." About the Author. Gale Professor of Law, professor in Faculty of Medecine, founding director of McGill Centre 5/5(2). Review of The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit. Margaret Somerville. Viking by Arthur Schafer I could have written this book for Margaret Somerville. The Ethical Canary focuses on such controversial topics as euthanasia, human cloning, and xenotransplantation [transplanting animal organs and tissues into human beings].

The Ethical Canary is an excellent, thought-provoking book that demonstrates how tricky many of these issues are. One of the difficulties seems to be that we have lost some of our ethical markers and guidelines that enjoyed fairly widespread acceptance as recently as generations ago. Dr. Somerville herself struggles in this book to balance. Professor Somerville is widely published, has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences on ethical and legal aspects of science and society, and is a regular contributor to all forms of media. The title of her lecture is "The Ethical Canary.". Despite the almost breezy straightforward style of Somerville’s prose and the clarity of her arguments, The Ethical Canary is a difficult, slow book to read. It forces the individual reader to confront and examine received and accepted beliefs, to extrapolate from their own preconceptions, and to justify themselves to themselves – or admit. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: APPE gift. Description: xv, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Searching for ethics in a secular society --Making and un-making babies: the ethics of human reproduction --Immortalizing our genetic selves: the ethics of human cloning --Crossing the animal-human divide: the ethics of xenotransplantation --Dealing with death: the ethics of.