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Ambivalences of Creating Life

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    Chapter 1 Editorial: Ambivalences in Societal and Philosophical Dimensions of Synthetic Biology
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    Chapter 2 The Synthetic Nature of Biology
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    Chapter 3 Making-of Synthetic Biology: The European CyanoFactory Research Consortium
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    Chapter 4 Synthetic Biology for Space Exploration: Promises and Societal Implications
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    Chapter 5 “First Species Whose Parent Is a Computer”—Synthetic Biology as Technoscience, Colonizing Futures, and the Problem of the Digital
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    Chapter 6 “Some Kind of Genetic Engineering… Only One Step Further”—Public Perceptions of Synthetic Biology in Austria
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    Chapter 7 Synthetic Biology in the Press
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    Chapter 8 Let’s Talk About… Synthetic Biology—Emerging Technologies and the Public
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    Chapter 9 Public Engagement in Synthetic Biology: “Experts”, “Diplomats” and the Creativity of “Idiots”
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    Chapter 10 Early Engagement with Synthetic Biology in the Netherlands—Initiatives by the Rathenau Instituut
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    Chapter 11 A Critical Participatory Approach to the Evaluation of Synthetic Biology
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    Chapter 12 Synthetic Biology—Playing Games?
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    Chapter 13 Metaphors of Life: Reflections on Metaphors in the Debate on Synthetic Biology
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    Chapter 14 Debasement of Life? A Critical Review of Some Conceptual and Ethical Objections to Synthetic Biology
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    Chapter 15 Engineers of Life? A Critical Examination of the Concept of Life in the Debate on Synthetic Biology
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    Chapter 16 Synthetic Biology and the Argument from Continuity with Established Technologies
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    Chapter 17 Synthetic Biology Between Engineering and Natural Science. A Hermeneutic Methodology for Laboratory Research Practice
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    Chapter 18 Epistemological Implications of Synthetic Biology: A Heideggerian Perspective
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Ambivalences of Creating Life
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Springer International Publishing, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-21088-9
978-3-31-921087-2, 978-3-31-921088-9, 978-3-31-937271-6

Kristin Hagen, Margret Engelhard, Georg Toepfer

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Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 51 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 19%
Student > Master 9 17%
Student > Bachelor 8 15%
Researcher 7 13%
Other 4 8%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 6 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 17%
Social Sciences 7 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 13%
Engineering 4 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 4%
Other 15 29%
Unknown 8 15%