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TitleBiolaw and Policy in the Twenty-First Century [electronic resource] : Building Answers for New Questions / edited by Erick Valdés, Juan Alberto Lecaros
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XXII, 347 p. 1 illus. online resource


This book offers an impressive collection of contributions on the epistemology of international biolaw and its applications, both in the legal and ethical fields. Bringing together works by some of the world’s most prominent experts on biolaw and bioethics, it constitutes a paradigmatic text in its field. In addition to exploring various ideologies and philosophies, including European, American and Mediterranean biolaw traditions, it addresses controversial topics straight from today’s headlines, such as genetic editing, the dual-use dilemma, and neurocognitive enhancement. The book encourages readers to think objectively and impartially in order to resolve the ethical and juridical dilemmas that stem from biotechnological empowerment and biomedical techniques. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for courses on biolaw, law, bioethics, and biomedical research, as well as courses that discuss law and the biosciences at different professional levels, e.g. in the courts, biomedical industry, pharmacological companies and the public space in general.


Part 1: Foundations of Biolaw -- Chapter 1. A Defense of Universal Principles in Biomedical Ethics (Tom L. Beauchamp) -- Chapter 2. The Idea of European Biolaw: Basic Principles (Peter Kemp) -- Chapter 3. Four Ethical Principles in European Bioethics and Biolaw: Autonomy, Dignity, Integrity and Vulnerability (Jacob Dahl Rendtorff) -- Chapter 4. Towards a New Conception of Biolaw (Erick Valdés) -- Chapter 5. Approach to Biolaw as an Autonomous Juridical Discipline (Carlos Romeo Casabona) -- Chapter 6. The Fundamental Features of 21st Centurýs Biolaw (Carlo Casonato) -- Chapter 7. Biolaw and Bioethics: Convergences and Divergences (Juan Alberto Lecaros) -- Part 2: International Biolaw -- Chapter 8. Universal Ethics and Biolaw for a Multicultural World (Darryl Macer) -- Chapter 9. From Biolaw to Technological Innovation in Law (Amedeo Santosuosso) -- Chapter 10. Liquid Biolaw: The Umbearable Lightness of the Post-Modern Era (Camilo Noguera) -- Chapter 11. Biolaw and Constitutional Tensions in Latin America (Eduardo Rueda) -- Chapter 12. Justice, Human Rights and the Persistence of Hunger: A Current Issue for Bioethics and Biolaw in the 21st Century (Gabriela Arguedas) -- Chapter 13. Biolaw, Diversity and Social Justice: The Emergence of Differentiated Rights (Aristides Obando) -- Chapter 14. The Constitutionalization of Biolaw in Colombia (Rodrigo González) -- Chapter 15. Report on the State of the Art of Biolaw in Mexico (Ingrid Brena) -- Part 3: Biolaw for the Biosciences, Health Care and Non-Human Animals -- Chapter 16. Biolaw and ‘the Dual-Use Dilemma’: The Freedom of Scientific Research in Relationship with ‘Traditional’ and Emerging Sciences and Technologies (Ilaria Anna Colussi) -- Chapter 17. Biolaw, Liberalism and Cognitive Enhancement: Identifying Harms (Daniel Loewe) -- Chapter 18. Genetic Manipulation and Human Genome in the Colombian Legal System: An Analysis from Biolaw (Laura Victoria Puentes) -- Chapter 19. Dysgenesic Biomedical Practices and their Regulation in Ibero America: A Proposal from Biolaw (Erick Valdés) -- Chpter 20. Palliative Cares as Human Rights: A Justification in the Light of Biolaw (Marisa Aizenberg) -- Chapter 21. Biolaw and Non-Human Animals (Luis Javier Moreno)

Bioethics Public health laws Biomedical engineering Bioethics. Medical Law. Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology.


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