Life, Death, Genes, and Ethics: Biotechnology and Bioethics

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BOYER LECTURES

Each year the ABC invites a prominent Australian to present the result of his or her work and thinking on major social, scientific or cultural issues in a series of radio talks known as the Boyer Lectures.

The series was inaugurated in 1959 under the title of the ABC Lectures but in 1961 the ABC renamed the series as a memorial to the late Sir Richard Boyer who as Chairman of the ABC had been one of those chiefly responsible for its introduction.


LIFE, DEATH, GENES AND ETHICS--
Max Charlesworth

This year's lecturer is a leading Australian philosopher who for the last ten years has been doing research in the area of bioethics--the study of the moral and social implications of the new forms of biotechnology such as genetic engineering and in vitro fertilisation.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Boyer Lectures *
  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Bioethics and Democracy--A Fundamental Question 1
  • One - Introduction 13
  • Two - New Ways of Birth 35
  • Three - New Ways of Dying 55
  • Four - The Ethics of the Genes 80
  • Five - Bioethics: Commitees, Experts, and the Community 96
  • Six - Controlling the Biotechnological Genie 117
  • Notes 134
  • Bibliography 142
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