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WHERE DO MORAL THEORIES COME FROM?: Henry Sidgwick and Twentieth-century Ethics

Margaret Urban Walker

in Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter traces the emergence of a theoretical-juridical model of moral theory in the work of English utilitarian philosopher Henry Sidgwick's masterwork, The Methods of Ethics. Through a series ... More


Artefacts

Peter Müller

in Crystal Structure Refinement: A Crystallographer's Guide to SHELXL

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780198570769
eISBN:
9780191718809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570769.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

Like every physical method, crystallography is affected by errors. However, there are two kinds of errors: unavoidable errors such as artefacts and avoidable errors. A good crystallographer knows how ... More


Evolutionary Genetics and the Politics of the Human Archive

Cathy Gere

in Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226432229
eISBN:
9780226432533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226432533.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the politics and ethics of the archiving of human genetic material for the purpose of evolutionary analysis. The science of human evolution has its roots in nineteenth-century ... More


Breeding Bio Insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226444055
eISBN:
9780226444079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444079.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

In the years since the 9/11 attacks—and the subsequent lethal anthrax letters—the United States has spent billions of dollars on measures to defend the population against the threat of biological ... More


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