an analysis of the ethical implications of genetic engineering

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11 Δεκ 2012 (πριν από 4 χρόνια και 6 μήνες)

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS
OF GENETIC ENGINEERING: THE EXPLOITATION
OF ANIMALS


TERRITORY: The exploitation of animals in genetic engineering.


CHANGES: * Advancements in technology and therefore genetic
engineering.
* Attitudes towards illness and genetic defects.
Potential changes:
* Media hysteria towards genetic engineering.
* The world as we currently know it to be.


CONCEPTS: Ethical theorists – Peter Singer and Donna Haraway.
Plus briefly also including; eugenics and the teachings of;
Green-Peace, Catholicism, Judaism and Buddhism.


Throughout my project I analyse the different forms of justifications
offered for exploiting animals including;
1. Efficiency and practicalities.
2. Gaining knowledge and understanding.
3. Improving the environment.
4. Improving the human race.
5. Medical advancements.


I offer examples for each of these justifications taken from Channel
Four’s three-part documentary ‘Animal Farm’ broadcast on 19/3/07,
26/3/07 and 2/4/07. These justifications are juxtaposed with the work
of Singer and Haraway, I also offer brief assessments of genetic
engineering by; the philosophy of Eugenics, Green-Peace, Catholicism,
Judaism and Buddhism in order to assess whether or not the exploitation
of animals in genetic engineering can be justified.


Jolene Moran