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Chimeric Sensing

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines auditory chimerism, an experimental technique in which sound recordings are decomposed and then reconstituted otherwise, often with the aim of testing the limits and ... More


Transhumanity: A Moral Vision of the Twenty-First Century

John Harris

in Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325195
eISBN:
9780199776412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325195.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter takes seriously the idea that in the future there will be no more human beings but that this is not one of the things that should concern us unless the creatures that replace us are ... More


Bones of Contention

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This final chapter reconsiders the famous set‐pieces of the ‘Sphinx and the Chimera’ and the ‘être la matière’ epiphany closing the text by close attention to real ‘monsters’ of Antoine's imagination ... More


Response to Commentaries

Jonathan D. Moreno

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0052
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Tomoko Sato’s suggestion is an heroic attempt to rescue the notion of species membership from the operations of modern biology by associating it with the idea of family membership. But the findings ... More


Stem Cell Research

Bonnie Steinbock

in Life Before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195341621
eISBN:
9780199897131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341621.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research involves the destruction of embryos. On the interest view, embryos lack moral standing, but research that kills embryos is deeply offensive to many people. ... More


Rethinking Moral Status

Steve Clarke, Hazem Zohny, and Julian Savulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780192894076
eISBN:
9780191915208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894076.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Common-sense morality implicitly assumes that reasonably clear distinctions can be drawn between the ‘full’ moral status usually attributed to ordinary adult humans, the partial moral status ... More


The Use of Animals in Research

Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik

in Responsible Conduct of Research

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197547090
eISBN:
9780197547120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547090.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides a brief history of animal research and examines the ethical arguments for and against animal experimentation. It discusses the animal rights views of Peter Singer and Tom Regan ... More


Production and analysis of ES cell aggregation chimeras

Andras Nagy and Janet Rossant

in Gene Targeting: A Practical Approach

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199637928
eISBN:
9780191918162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199637928.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Embryonic stem (ES) cells behave like normal embryonic cells when returned to the embryonic environment after injection into a host blastocyst or after aggregation with earlier blastomere stage ... More


Chimeras: Natural History and the Shapes of The Tempest

Suparna Roychoudhury

in Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726552
eISBN:
9781501726569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726552.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

It was commonly perceived during the Renaissance that imagination could engender monstrous offspring: a mother’s imaginings could deform the fetus in her womb. This chapter notes that the early ... More


The Ethnogenetic Drama of Russian History

Mark Bassin

in The Gumilev Mystique: Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445941
eISBN:
9781501703393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445941.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses Gumilev's views on Russian history. Gumilev's work on ancient and medieval history is where he made the fullest attempt to illustrate the operations and implications of his ... More


Chimeras of Form

Aarthi Vadde

in Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction establishes the framework of the book by explaining the conceptual foundations and function of modernist internationalism as it is developed over the course of Chimeras of Form. I ... More


Human-Animal Chimeras and Hybrids

Sheldon Krimsky

in Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This dialogue presents a fictional account of a public symposium where the participants explore the ethics of creating human-animal chimeras and hybrids involving the use of stem cells for research ... More


: Civilized Lepers

in Mixed Medicines: Health and Culture in French Colonial Cambodia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226031637
eISBN:
9780226031651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031651.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, which explores the local meanings/representations of leprosy and the sorts of actions authorized by cultural readings of it, describes the attempted transformation of an autochthonous ... More


Life’s Sensibilities

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book concentrates on connected themes: organisms interacting and consciousness arising. The word “chimera” refers to a mythical beast that blends the parts of real animals. This book also ... More


Smart Bacteria

Eshel Ben-Jacob, Yoash Shapira, and Alfred I. Tauber

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews how social bacteria sense dwindling resources and respond. It specifically examines how bacteria together sense the environment, extracting matter and energy from it as they ... More


Nested Communities

James MacAllister

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with the state of the interdisciplinary appreciation of group actions in natural communities through geological time. It reveals that the role in the evolution of groups—chimeras, ... More


Brains and Symbols

John Skoyles

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter develops the concept that the human brain has evolved to the point that changing symbols are integrated into brain neurobiology. This development led to notable evolutionary ... More


“I Know Who You Are; I Know Where You Live”

Judith Masters

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter associates chimeras and consciousness in yet another way by showing how acoustic and olfactory signals are used in primate troops and families for tracking and communication. It follows ... More


Zardino

Sebastiano Vassalli

in Italian Tales: An Anthology of Contemporary Italian Fiction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095302
eISBN:
9780300129694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095302.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses Sebastiano Vassalli's historical novel, The Chimera, which is set in a rural Piedmont village in the seventeenth century. In the work excerpted here, the ever-present fog ... More


Primary Topic Article: Why Would It Be Morally Wrong to Create a Human-Animal Chimera?

Stuart J. Youngner

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0045
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This exploration of the origin and meaning of moral boundaries in bioethics asks questions such as: by what authority and methodology are boundaries created, identified, and defended; what could ... More


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