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    Vulnerability at the Heart of the Ethical Implications of New Biotechnologies.Thierry Magnin - 2015 - Human and Social Studies 4 (3):13-25.
    Starting from research on biotechnology and its applications to living organisms, this paper presents the key features of modern-day synthetic biology, as well as its main ethical implications. The analysis of the paradox of the concept of robustness in the creation of microorganisms through synthetic biology leads us to address the topic of vulnerability, applied to man, but also to all other living beings. The concept of “enhanced human being” will strengthen the link between complexity and vulnerability as inherent features (...)
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    Big Data for Biomedical Research and Personalised Medicine: An Epistemological and Ethical Cross-Analysis.Thierry Magnin & Mathieu Guillermin - 2017 - Human and Social Studies. Research and Practice 6 (3):13-36.
    Big data techniques, data-driven science and their technological applications raise many serious ethical questions, notably about privacy protection. In this paper, we highlight an entanglement between epistemology and ethics of big data. Discussing the mobilisation of big data in the fields of biomedical research and health care, we show how an overestimation of big data epistemic power – of their objectivity or rationality understood through the lens of neutrality – can become ethically threatening. Highlighting the irreducible non-neutrality at play in (...)
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    Incompleteness and the Meaning of Mystery for Scientist and Theologian.Thierry Magnin - 2012 - Human and Social Studies 1 (1):109-138.
    1. The most incomprehensible thing would be for the world to be comprehensible; 2. An initial decision regarding the scientific approach: the construction of the meaning in the absence of it ; 3. The condition and the elevation to the universal in E. Weil; 4. The initial tension of the identical and the other in E. Levinas; 5. Richness of the collective attitudes of those confronting with the mystery of knowledge; 6. The act of believing, another way to enter in (...)
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