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Applied Ethics in Mental Health CareAn Interdisciplinary Reader

Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Reader

Dominic A. Sisti, Arthur L. Caplan, and Hila Rimon-Greenspan (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019682
eISBN:
9780262317245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019682.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This book discusses some of the most critical ethical issues in mental health care today, including the moral dimensions of addiction, patient autonomy and compulsory treatment, privacy and ... More

The Censor's HandThe Misregulation of Human-Subject Research

The Censor's Hand: The Misregulation of Human-Subject Research

Carl E. Schneider

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028912
eISBN:
9780262328784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028912.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Medical and social progress depend on research with human subjects. When that research is done in institutions getting federal money, it is regulated by federally required and supervised ... More

Chimeras and ConsciousnessEvolution of the Sensory Self

Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book begins the inquiry into the evolution of the collective sensitivities of life. Chapters trace the emergence and evolution of consciousness. Complex behaviors and the social imperatives of ... More

Cognitive BiologyEvolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson, and Lynn Nadel (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012935
eISBN:
9780262255264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In the past few decades, sources of inspiration in the multidisciplinary field of cognitive science have widened. In addition to ongoing vital work in cognitive and affective neuroscience, important ... More

Conflicts of Conscience in Health CareAn Institutional Compromise

Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional Compromise

Holly Fernandez Lynch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262123051
eISBN:
9780262278720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262123051.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Physicians in the United States who refuse to perform a variety of legally permissible medical services because of their own moral objections are often protected by “conscience clauses.” These laws, ... More

Control Theory and Systems Biology

Control Theory and Systems Biology

Pablo A. Iglesias and Brian P. Ingalls (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013345
eISBN:
9780262258906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013345.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Issues of regulation and control are central to the study of biological and biochemical systems. Thus it is not surprising that the tools of feedback control theory—engineering techniques developed ... More

Convergent EvolutionLimited Forms Most Beautiful

Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

George McGhee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Charles Darwin famously concluded On the Origin of Species with a vision of “endless forms most beautiful” continually evolving. More than 150 years later, many evolutionary biologists see not ... More

Cultural EvolutionSociety, Technology, Language, and Religion

Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Peter J. Richerson and Morton H. Christiansen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Over the past few decades, a growing body of research has emerged from a variety of disciplines to highlight the importance of cultural evolution in understanding human behavior. Wider application of ... More

Design and DestinyJewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Ronald Cole-Turner (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033732
eISBN:
9780262270632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033732.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

We are approaching the day when advances in biotechnology will allow parents to “design” a baby with the traits they want. The continuing debate over the possibilities of genetic engineering has been ... More

Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

Linnda R. Caporael, James R. Griesemer, and William C. Wimsatt (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019552
eISBN:
9780262314787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

“Scaffolding” is a concept that is becoming widely used across disciplines. This book investigates common threads in diverse applications of scaffolding, including theoretical biology, cognitive ... More

Disease Eradication in the 21st CenturyImplications for Global Health

Disease Eradication in the 21st Century: Implications for Global Health

Stephen L. Cochi and Walter R. Dowdle (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016735
eISBN:
9780262304207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Disease eradication represents the ultimate in global equity and the definitive outcome of good public health practice. Thirty years ago, the elimination of smallpox defined disease eradication as a ... More

Dying in the Twenty-First CenturyToward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Lydia M.D. Dugdale (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Most of us are generally ill-equipped for dying. Today, we neither see death nor prepare for it. But this has not always been the case. In the early fifteenth century, the Catholic Church published ... More

The Ethics of Animal ResearchExploring the Controversy

The Ethics of Animal Research: Exploring the Controversy

Jeremy R. Garrett (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017060
eISBN:
9780262301602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017060.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

An estimated 100 million nonhuman vertebrates worldwide—including primates, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, birds, rats, and mice—are bred, captured, or otherwise acquired every year for research ... More

The Ethics of ProtocellsMoral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory

The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory

Mark A. Bedau and Emily C. Parke (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012621
eISBN:
9780262255301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012621.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Teams of scientists around the world are racing to create protocells—microscopic, self-organizing entities that spontaneously assemble from simple organic and inorganic materials. The creation of ... More

Evolution of Communicative FlexibilityComplexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

D. Kimbrough Oller and Ulrike Griebel (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The evolutionary roots of human communication are difficult to trace, but recent comparative research suggests that the first key step in that evolutionary history may have been the establishment of ... More

Evolution—the Extended Synthesis

Evolution—the Extended Synthesis

Massimo Pigliucci and Gerd B. Müller (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513678
eISBN:
9780262315142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513678.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In the six decades since the publication of Julian Huxley’s Evolution: The Modern Synthesis, the spectacular empirical advances in the biological sciences have been accompanied by equally significant ... More

The Evolved ApprenticeHow Evolution Made Humans Unique

The Evolved Apprentice: How Evolution Made Humans Unique

Kim Sterelny

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262016797
eISBN:
9780262302814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016797.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book develops a novel account of the speed and extent of human evolutionary divergence from the great ape stock. It does not explain human uniqueness by positing a critical adaptive breakthrough ... More

Functions in Biological and Artificial WorldsComparative Philosophical Perspectives

Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspectives

Ulrich Krohs and Peter Kroes (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113212
eISBN:
9780262255271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113212.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

The notion of function is an integral part of thinking in both biology and technology; biological organisms and technical artifacts are both ascribed functionality. Yet the concept of function is ... More

The Global Biopolitics of the IUDHow Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

The Global Biopolitics of the IUD: How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

Chikako Takeshita

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The intrauterine device (IUD) is used by 150 million women around the world. It is the second most prevalent method of female fertility control in the global South and the third most prevalent in the ... More

Human Subjects Research RegulationPerspectives on the Future

Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

I. Glenn Cohen and Holly Fernandez Lynch (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027465
eISBN:
9780262320825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027465.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The current framework for the regulation of human subjects research emerged largely in reaction to the horrors of Nazi human experimentation, revealed at the Nuremburg trials, and the Tuskegee ... More

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