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Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Joanna Zylinska


Bioethical dilemmas, including those over genetic screening, compulsory vaccination, and abortion, have been the subject of ongoing debates in the media, and among the public, professionals, and academic communities. But the paramount bioethical issue in an age of digital technology and new media is the transformation of the very notion of life. This book examines many of the ethical challenges that technology poses to the allegedly sacrosanct idea of the human. In doing so, it goes beyond the traditional understanding of bioethics as a matter for moral philosophy and medicine to propose an “e ... More

Keywords: genetic screening, compulsory vaccination, abortion, moral philosophy, machines, plastic surgery, TV makeover, genetic code, Eduardo Kac, Agamben

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262240567
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262240567.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanna Zylinska, author