Ethical boundary work: geneticization, philosophy and the social sciences

Hedgecoe, Adam (2001) Ethical boundary work: geneticization, philosophy and the social sciences. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 4 (3). p. 5. ISSN 13867423

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Abstract

This paper is a response to Henk ten Have's “Genetics and Culture: The Geneticization thesis”. In it, I refute Ten Have's suggestion that geneticization is not the sort of process that can be measured and commented on in terms of empirical evidence,even if he is correct in suggesting that it should be seen as part of ‘philosophical discourse’. At the end, I relate this discussion to broader debates within bioethics between the social science and philosophy, and suggest the need for philosophical approaches to take the social sciences seriously.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:34
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 10:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17197
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