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Humans in Nature: The World As We Find It and the World As We Create It

Gregory E. Kaebnick


A growing number of social debates about the environment and about emerging biotechnologies turn partly on claims about the morally desirable level of human intervention into the natural world. Yet articulating and defending objections to human intervention into nature is philosophically perplexing. This book offers a sympathetic yet critical examination of these objections. It begins with an examination of several fundamental problems in making sense of the very idea of a moral objection to human alteration of nature, including the conceptual problem of picking out “natural” states, the moral ... More

Keywords: Nature, biotechnology, human enhancement, genetically modified organisms, environmental preservation, synthetic biology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199347216
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory E. Kaebnick, author
The Hastings Center