Author: Rodrigo Fernós
ISBN 9781949756098 (softcover)
Biology and Ethics provides a historian’s perspective of the attempts to ground an ethics within a biological framework. Aside from its analysis of schools as social Darwinism, eugenics, and sociobiology, it attempts to evaluate their veracity from using cases as Japan's Unit 731, the Guatemala Syphilis study, and others. In spite of the much disputed claims of evolutionary psychology, it appears that the key to establishing ethical institutions and societies lies in the realm of public information.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rodrigo Fernos, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Some of his books include: Science Still Born: The Rise and Impact of the Pan American Scientific Congresses, 1898-1916 (2003) and Gonzalo Fernós Maldonado y el Espacio para la Cienca en Puerto Pico (2013). His research focuses on the relationships between science in the metropolis and the periphery.
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