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Frog Pond PhilosophyEssays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature$
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Strachan Donnelley, Ceara Donnelley, and Bruce Jennings

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813167275

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.001.0001

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Transgenic Animals and Wild Nature

Transgenic Animals and Wild Nature

A Landscape of Moral Ecology

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(p.54) 8 Transgenic Animals and Wild Nature
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Frog Pond Philosophy
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Strachan Donnelley

, Ceara Donnelley, Bruce Jennings
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.003.0009

This discussion of the ethical debates formed in the early years of the genetic engineering of animals continues the theme of ontological and value pluralism. Dogmatic support for animal modification and dogmatic prohibition of it are both rejected. The main perspective that emerges is how to combine the instrumental use of science and technology with an understanding of human limits and responsibilities for the preservation of the complex and plural sources of value in evolutionary nature and the intrinsic value of the species interdependency within which even human beings live.

Keywords:   transgenic animals, animal research, animal experimentation, human limits, human responsibilities, plural values

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