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Observing Bioethics

Renee C. Fox and Judith P. Swazey


This book examines the history of bioethics as a discipline related not only to modern biology, medicine, and biotechnology but also to the core values and beliefs of American society and its courts, legislatures, and media. The book is written from the perspective of social science. The book draws on first-hand observations and experiences in a variety of American bioethical settings, face-to-face interviews with first- and second-generation figures in the genesis and early unfolding of bioethics, a detailed examination of the theatrical media coverage of what was considered to be a banner ev ... More

Keywords: bioethics, biotechnology, American society, Dolly, cloning, culture wars, bioethics settings, media coverage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195365559
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Renee C. Fox, author

Judith P. Swazey, author