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Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies: From Educating the Young to Engineering Posthumans

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Edited by Maria Sinaci and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

ISBN 978-615-80996-0-8 (print)

ISBN 978-615-80996-1-5  (online)

Volume 1 (May 2018)

Pages: 1-192

 You can read this book in open access.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Pastor Fritz Jahr used the term bioethics as early as 1927. It was not until the early 1970s that the term was rediscovered in the United States. Since then, the relevance of this emergent academic field of studies has permanently been growing, as the age of biotechnological and medical innovations has only just begun. Enormous progress can be expected in various areas relevant to bioethical discourses in the coming decades and centuries. In the past years, the invention of CRISPR/Cas9 has radically changed the possibilities concerning genetic modifications, even germline modifications have turned into a practical option. These developments need to be investigated by academics from various disciplines, which is the reason why the conference series on Bioethics in the New Age of Science was initialized. The present volume consists in selected papers from the first International Conference on Bioethics in the New Age of Science, which took place on the 4th and 5th of May 2017 at the “Vasile Goldis” West University of Arad, Romania.

Book Power in... Book Power in...

Book Power in Communication, Sociology and Technology

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Ed. Angela Repanovici, Manolis Koukourakis, Tereza Khecyoyan
ISBN 978-615-80996-4-6 (print) 
ISBN 978-615-80996-5-3 (eBook) 
September 2018
Pages:  I-156

DESCRIPTION:

A book may be seen as a symbol, a product, or even a miracle. It used to represent (and still represents) the most important element of the spiritual connection between generations, between different professions, between education and multicultural systems. The book is the oldest economic model developed by libraries, an investment in a product which gives benefit to as many people as possible.  In 2012, The Library of Congress (Washington, D.C., U.S.A.) had the initiative of organizing an annual meeting which would disseminate the vision of library leaders on the importance of the book. The meeting would gather all the categories involved in the book industry: writers, publishers, editors, professors, librarians. The goal was to create a platform for discussions on how to promote the book as a crucial element for culture and education enhancement. The power of information and its dissemination was discussed within the first edition, while keeping the book as a central element in all debates. After this first edition, the Summit of the book was organized yearly in different locations throughout the world: Singapore (2013), France (2014), Egypt (2015) and Ireland (2016). The event had a powerful international impact and in 2017 the 6th summit was hosted in Brasov (Romania) at the “Transilvania” University.  This volume is the collection of the most valuable contributions to the 6th Summit of the Book where experts presented their best practices and expertise in the history and technology of the book, knowledge support, and book dissemination.

Medical Futility in... Medical Futility in...
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Medical Futility in Paediatrics: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

Price €45.00

Edited by Kartina A. Choong
 

ISBN 978-615-81353-0-6 (print)

ISBN 978-615-81353-1-3 (electronic)

Volume 3 (August 2019)

Paperback, pp. 329


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

This book addresses the issues and challenges raised by the high-profile cases of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans. The individual chapters, which complement one other, were written by scholars with expertise in Law, Medicine, Medical Ethics, Theology, Health Policy and Management, English Literature, Nursing and History, from the UK, Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Spain, Turkey and the USA.

The following are among the key questions explored in the book. Is the courtroom an appropriate forum for resolving conflicts relating to medical futility in paediatrics? If so, should parental rights be protected by confining judicial powers only to cases where there is a risk of significant harm to the infant; or should the “best interests” test continue to be recognised as the “gold standard” for paediatric cases? If not, should mediation be used instead, but how well would this alternative method of dispute resolution work for medical futility conflicts? Further, should social media be deployed to garner support, and should outsiders who are not fully acquainted with the medical facts refrain from intervening? And, how are comparable situations likely to be managed in different countries? What lessons can be learned from them as well as from religious perspectives?

 You can download some of the contents of this book in open access.

The Bioethics of the “Crazy... The Bioethics of the “Crazy...

The Bioethics of the “Crazy Ape”

Price €27.00


Edited by Oguz Kelemen, Gergely Tari 

ISBN 978-615-81222-8-3 (print)

ISBN 978-615-81222-9-0 (online)

Volume 2 (April 2019)

Pages: 1-345

 You can read this book in open access.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

The Bioethics of the “Crazy Ape” collects a wide range of bioethical topics. Bioethical questions are eternal by nature, although our technologized times transform old issues in forms never before experienced. Just like the famous scientist Albert Szent-Györgyi believed in his time, we also believe that all the contributing authors recognised their moral responsibility in adding new approaches to the continuum of each debate. Although this responsibility has became increasingly complex, we must avoid to become barriers of the scientific development. Bioethics as an applied field of philosophy should always try to establish a framework for a sustainable world: in daily clinical practice, in cases of human experiments, and (not least) in the natural environment.

Innovative Instruments for... Innovative Instruments for...
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Innovative Instruments for Community Development in Communication and Education

Price €21.00

Edited by Maria Micle and Gheorghe Clitan

ISBN 978-615-81689-4-6 

eISBN 978-615-81793-6-2

DOI: 10.22618/TP.PCMS.20216

Volume 6 (February 2021)

Paperback, pp. 360


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

The multiple facets of this volume belong to five large themes. The first theme, that of persuasion and manipulation, is studied here through electoral campaigns (i.e., mental filters used in voting manipulation, the mechanisms of vote mobilisation, manipulation and storytelling models). The institutionalization of education represents the second theme, approached here through specific interdisciplinary instruments: the intersection of higher education with public learning, the answers of the knowledge society to the issues of contemporary work problems, the institutional relationships used to solve educational problems specific to childhood and adolescence, as well as the role of media competencies in professional development. The third theme is related to the inheritance and transmission of cultural identity, instrumentalized through issues such as: the duty of intergenerational justice with regard to cultural heritage, education and vocational training in library science, the social inclusion role of public and digital libraries. The collective and cultural identity of communities represents the fourth large theme, being approached through a triple perspective: the philosophical background of restoring the political dignity of communities, the communication space as a point of a needle towards the community space, and the communicational issue of the European capital of culture programmes. Lastly, the fifth theme belongs to practical and applied philosophy, specifically philosophical counselling, debating issues such as: the identification of the communicational background for this type of counselling, the secular approach to the problem of evil from a philosophical counselling perspective, the discussion of Platon’s attitude towards suicide and of frank speech in the Epicurean school, the socio-anthropological perspective of immortality, as well as the formal approach of the relationship between real and imaginary.

This book is available in open access. 

Heading Towards Humans... Heading Towards Humans...
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Heading Towards Humans Again: Aspects of Bioethics in the New Age of Science

Price €44.00

Edited by Miroslav Radenković

ISBN 978-615-81821-1-9 

eISBN 978-615-81821-2-6

DOI: 10.22618/TP.AEBIO.20214

Volume 4 (June 2021)

Paperback, pp. 231

BOOK DESCRIPTION 

Bioethics has become an important part of everyday dynamics, encompassing both clinical and research ethics. This edited collection aims to challenge some critical cornerstones of today’s contemporary bioethical concerns and issues. The individual chapters were prepared by esteemed scholars with international background in their specialties. Nowadays technological revolution is reaching a whole new level, continuously challenging us to define what is human. Keeping this in mind, the authors provided comprehensive and thoughtful views on different bioethical issues, including cultural and social influences on contemporary bioethics, posthumanism and transhumanism, death, the critical importance of informed consent, prenatal genetic testing, gene and cell therapy, mandatory vaccinations, cannabis use, antidoping concerns, treatment of rare diseases and pain management, and finally educational and legislative lines of reasoning.

This book is available in open access.