Synthetic Biology Does Not Need a Synthetic Bioethics: Give Me that Old Time (Libertarian) Ethics

Ethics, Policy and Environment, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2012

5 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2012

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: April 1, 2012

Abstract

You have heard of that expression, ‘Give me that old time religion’? Well, my reaction to Thompson (2012) is, ‘Give me that old time ethics.’ Yes, as Thompson fully demonstrates, great strides have recently been made in the biological sciences. But, contrary to that author, I maintain that none of them call for any new ethics. The old ones will do just fine, even in the face of these modern accomplishments.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Synthetic Biology Does Not Need a Synthetic Bioethics: Give Me that Old Time (Libertarian) Ethics (April 1, 2012). Ethics, Policy and Environment, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2032738

Walter E. Block (Contact Author)

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