This work is a compilation of the most recent scientific thinking. It attempts to assess whether man can still adapt to the consequences of his own action on the environment and moderate his thirst for "always more".Eminent researchers present results that are sometimes alarming, often puzzling and occasionally reassuring. The work addresses in succession the biological abilities of the human species to adapt and their limits, the consequences of our activity on the environment and the margins for manoeuvre available to us. It develops premises for solutions and the scientific, ethical and philosophical interrogations they generate.
This book covers the creation process and report of the INRA and IFREMER Ethics and Precaution Committee for Agronomic Research Applications (COMEPRA). The speakers describe how questions on ethics relating to life science research (cloning, GMO and medical sector) are taken into account and circulated.
Despite the scientific advances attributed to animal experimentation, it henceforth has to bow to the EU directive of 22/09/2010 which lays down a framework for the use of animals for scientific purposes and marks a new victory for law.
Philippe Descola is suggesting here an ecology of relationships between humans and non-humans: by agreeing to give up its anthropocentrism, anthropology will be able to resolve the debates which keep springing up between natural and cultural determinisms.
This book ponders the new scientific disciplines. What ideology is hidden behind biotechnology, nanotechnology or ecology, these disciplines which arouse fears and hopes for Western modernity?
This book has three goals: take stock of the question of pain and related states in animals, examine in turn animal pain and human pain and clarify the ethical bases for the debate.
This book plots the history of joint transformations in genetics and society over the past 150 years. It is intended for anyone concerned for the future of seeds, food and biodiversity.