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The Ethics of Animal ResearchExploring the Controversy$
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Jeremy R. Garrett

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017060

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017060.001.0001

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The Ethics of Animal Research: An Overview of the Debate

The Ethics of Animal Research: An Overview of the Debate

(p.1) 1 The Ethics of Animal Research: An Overview of the Debate
The Ethics of Animal Research

Jeremy R. Garrett

The MIT Press

This chapter briefly discusses the history and contemporary practice of animal research. It also determines the five important factors driving the scientific and ethical controversy: political and economic, historical, cultural, epistemological, and ethical factors. The moral crux of the debate is discussed. This book is divided into four parts. Part I sets out some basic ethical and scientific starting points. Part II describes how moral theory bears on the practical ethical questions. Part III explores the unique challenges raised by the new and emerging possibilities of animal biotechnology. Part IV considers some alternative ways in which progress can be made in the debate.

Keywords:   animal research, moral theory, ethical questions, animal biotechnology, ethical controversy

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