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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 ...
"Die Willkuer der Ichsucht": Jean Paul's "Clavis Fichtiana" and the critique of German idealism
It was no coincidence that the dawning of the Romantic movement in Germany occurred simultaneously with the emergence of the philosophical idealists. The attempt to expand upon Kant's Critical Philosophy resulted in the ...
Social justice in health care: A critical appraisal
This work offers a philosophical appraisal of accounts of social justice in health care. By analyzing and comparing seven different accounts, it shows what is involved in advancing such an account and discloses what is ...
Owning organs: Theory, bioethics, and public policy
This study examines arguments for and against the sale of human organs for transplantation by exploring the ways in which one can conceptualize the ownership of organs. The conclusions I offer lead to bringing into question ...
Two conceptions of political obligation
This thesis addresses one of the central questions in political philosophy, the question of political obligation why people have a duty to support the political institutions of their countries. The traditional and dominant ...