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A map of life: An epistemological study of the Human Genome Project
Based on research primarily conducted in a molecular biology laboratory working on the Human Genome Project (HGP), this dissertation focuses-upon how genomic research, as an emerging form of scientific knowledge, stands ...
Irony, innocence, and myth: Douglas C. Macintosh's untraditional orthodoxy
This study analyzes the relationship of Douglas Clyde Macintosh to the time in which he lived using the concepts of irony, innocence, and myth. By employing these concepts, the author identifies four significant moves that ...
The love that does justice: An ethic of involuntary psychiatric hospitalization and treatment
Persons suffering from chronic and severe mental illnesses often refuse psychiatric treatment. This poses the question whether we as a society have any obligation toward mentally ill persons who refuse care, and, if so, ...
Clinical trial informed consent: Outsiders and the love-justice correlation
Clinical trial informed consent is one of the most pressing issues of research ethics. As the Western world moves toward a harmonization of clinical research practices, scholars and clinical researchers have begun to discuss ...
The ethics of managed care: A pragmatic approach
Standard approaches to the ethics of managed care fail to capture the complexity of the phenomenon. In particular, the view that managed care aligns with the business side of a fundamental dichotomy between medicine and ...
The play of negativity : an exploration of an apophatic discourse in Daoist philosophy and negative theology
This dissertation is an attempt to bring Daoist philosophy and negative theology into conversation. The comparative project itself by no means suggests an identification of the Daoist "Dao" with the Christian "God," nor ...