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Applied Ethics in Mental Health CareAn Interdisciplinary Reader

Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Reader

Dominic A. Sisti, Arthur L. Caplan, and Hila Rimon-Greenspan (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019682
eISBN:
9780262317245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019682.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This book discusses some of the most critical ethical issues in mental health care today, including the moral dimensions of addiction, patient autonomy and compulsory treatment, privacy and ... More

The Censor's HandThe Misregulation of Human-Subject Research

The Censor's Hand: The Misregulation of Human-Subject Research

Carl E. Schneider

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028912
eISBN:
9780262328784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028912.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Medical and social progress depend on research with human subjects. When that research is done in institutions getting federal money, it is regulated by federally required and supervised ... More

Chimeras and ConsciousnessEvolution of the Sensory Self

Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book begins the inquiry into the evolution of the collective sensitivities of life. Chapters trace the emergence and evolution of consciousness. Complex behaviors and the social imperatives of ... More

Cognitive BiologyEvolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson, and Lynn Nadel (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012935
eISBN:
9780262255264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In the past few decades, sources of inspiration in the multidisciplinary field of cognitive science have widened. In addition to ongoing vital work in cognitive and affective neuroscience, important ... More

Conflicts of Conscience in Health CareAn Institutional Compromise

Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional Compromise

Holly Fernandez Lynch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262123051
eISBN:
9780262278720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262123051.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Physicians in the United States who refuse to perform a variety of legally permissible medical services because of their own moral objections are often protected by “conscience clauses.” These laws, ... More

Control Theory and Systems Biology

Control Theory and Systems Biology

Pablo A. Iglesias and Brian P. Ingalls (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013345
eISBN:
9780262258906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013345.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Issues of regulation and control are central to the study of biological and biochemical systems. Thus it is not surprising that the tools of feedback control theory—engineering techniques developed ... More

Convergent EvolutionLimited Forms Most Beautiful

Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

George McGhee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Charles Darwin famously concluded On the Origin of Species with a vision of “endless forms most beautiful” continually evolving. More than 150 years later, many evolutionary biologists see not ... More

Cultural EvolutionSociety, Technology, Language, and Religion

Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Peter J. Richerson and Morton H. Christiansen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Over the past few decades, a growing body of research has emerged from a variety of disciplines to highlight the importance of cultural evolution in understanding human behavior. Wider application of ... More

Design and DestinyJewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Ronald Cole-Turner (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033732
eISBN:
9780262270632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033732.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

We are approaching the day when advances in biotechnology will allow parents to “design” a baby with the traits they want. The continuing debate over the possibilities of genetic engineering has been ... More

Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

Linnda R. Caporael, James R. Griesemer, and William C. Wimsatt (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019552
eISBN:
9780262314787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

“Scaffolding” is a concept that is becoming widely used across disciplines. This book investigates common threads in diverse applications of scaffolding, including theoretical biology, cognitive ... More

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