- Title Pages
- Series Foreword
- 1 Introduction to the Ethics of Protocells
- 2 New Technologies, Public Perceptions, and Ethics
- 3 Social and Ethical Implications of Creating Artificial Cells
- 4 The Acceptability of the Risks of Protocells
- 5 The Precautionary Principle and Its Critics
- 6 A New Virtue-Based Understanding of the Precautionary Principle
- 7 Ethical Dialogue about Science in the Context of a Culture of Precaution
- 8 The Creation of Life in Cultural Context: From Spontaneous Generation to Synthetic Biology
- 9 Second Life: Some Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology and the Recapitulation of Evolution
- 10 Protocell Patents: Property Between Modularity and Emergence
- 11 Protocells, Precaution, and Open-Source Biology
- 12 The Ambivalence of Protocells: Challenges for Self-Reflexive Ethics
- 13 Open Evolution and Human Agency: The Pragmatics of Upstream Ethics in the Design of Artificial Life
- 14 Human Practices: Interfacing Three Modes of Collaboration
- 15 This is Not a Hammer: On Ethics and Technology
- 16 Toward a Critical Evaluation of Protocell Research
- 17 Methodological Considerations about the Ethical and Social Implications of Protocells
- About the Authors
- Basic Bioethics
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