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    Philosophical Aspects of Dual Use Technologies.Svitlana V. Pustovit & Erin D. Williams - 2010 - Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (1):17-31.
    The term dual use technologies refers to research and technology with the potential both to yield valuable scientific knowledge and to be used for nefarious purposes with serious consequences for public health or the environment. There are two main approaches to assessing dual use technologies: pragmatic and metaphysical. A pragmatic approach relies on ethical principles and norms to generate specific guidance and policy for dual use technologies. A metaphysical approach exhorts us to the deeper study of human nature, our intentions, (...)
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    Genetics and Bioethics: The Current State of Affairs.Erin D. Williams - 2002 - Synthesis Philosophica 17 (1):121-133.
    The pursuit of genetic knowledge has such emotional, social, scientific, and financial importance that it has been compared to the divine quest for the Holy Grail, and to the calamity of opening Pandora's Box. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the recent announcement of a completed blueprint for the human genome has fueled calls for both increased research and increased precautions. This new era, which holds the potential promise of advances in medicine, agriculture and other areas, also requires the (...)
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    A Legacy of Bioethical Sustainability: In Memory of Dr. Van Rensselaer Potter II.Erin D. Williams - 2001 - Global Bioethics 14 (4):49-58.
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