9780812698473-0812698479-Jurassic Park And Philosophy: The Truth Is Terrifying (Popular Culture and Philosophy, 82)

Jurassic Park And Philosophy: The Truth Is Terrifying (Popular Culture and Philosophy, 82)

ISBN-13: 9780812698473
ISBN-10: 0812698479
Edition: 1
Author: Michaud, Nicolas
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780812698473
ISBN-10: 0812698479
Edition: 1
Author: Michaud, Nicolas
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Michaud, Nicolas wrote Jurassic Park And Philosophy: The Truth Is Terrifying (Popular Culture and Philosophy, 82) comprising 288 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0812698479 and 9780812698473. Since then Jurassic Park And Philosophy: The Truth Is Terrifying (Popular Culture and Philosophy, 82) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.47 or rent at the marketplace.

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Twenty-one philosophers investigate the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, our values, and our future. Human beings live and thrive by modifying nature, but when do the risks of changing nature outweigh the likely benefits? If it’s true that Life will find a way,” should we view any modified or newly reconstituted life as a hazard? The new scientific information we could gain by bringing back T. Rex or other dinosaurs is immense, but should we choose to let sleeping dinosaurs lie? And if we do bring them back by reconstituting them from ancient DNA, are they really what they were, or is something missing? How do the different forces human curiosity, profitability, and philanthropy interact to determine what actually happens in such cases? What moral standards should be applied to those who try to bring back lost worlds? The idea of bringing back the dead and the powerful is not limited to biological species. It also applies to bringing back old gods, old philosophies, old institutions, and old myths. If revived and once again let loose to walk the Earth, these too may turn out to be more dangerous than we bargained for.

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