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The Resource Culture clash : law and science in America, Steven Goldberg

Culture clash : law and science in America, Steven Goldberg

Label
Culture clash : law and science in America
Title
Culture clash
Title remainder
law and science in America
Statement of responsibility
Steven Goldberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It is an article of faith in America that scientific advances will lead to wondrous progress in our daily lives. Americans proudly support scientific research that yields stunning breakthroughs and Nobel prizes. We relish the ensuing debate about the implications - moral, ethical, practical - of these advances. Will genetic engineering change our basic nature? Will artificial intelligence challenge our sense of human uniqueness? And yet the actual implementation of these technologies is often sluggish and much delayed. In this controversial book, Steven Goldberg provides a compelling look at the intersection of two of America's most powerful communities - law and science - to explain this apparent contradiction. Rarely considered in tandem, law and science highlight a fundamental paradox in the American character, the struggle between progress and process. Science, with its ethic of endless progress, has long fit beautifully with America's self image. Law, in accordance with the American ideal of giving everyone a fair say, stresses process above all else, seeking an acceptable, rather than a scientifically correct, result. This characteristic has been especially influential in light of the explosive growth of the legal community in recent years. Exposing how the legal system both supports and restricts American science and technology, Goldberg considers the role and future of three projects - artificial intelligence, nuclear fusion, and the human genome initiative - to argue for a scientific vision that infuses research with social goals beyond the pure search for truth. Certain to provoke debate within a wide range of academic and professional communities, Culture Clash reveals one ofthe most important and defining conflicts in contemporary American life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldberg, Steven
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4270
LC item number
.G65 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science and law
  • Research
Label
Culture clash : law and science in America, Steven Goldberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30355415
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780814730577
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94012247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Culture clash : law and science in America, Steven Goldberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30355415
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780814730577
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94012247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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