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Positionen in der umweltgenetischen Debatte über transgene Nutzpflanzen


Gregorowius, Daniel (2013). Positionen in der umweltgenetischen Debatte über transgene Nutzpflanzen. GAIA, 22(2):115-124.

Abstract

The ongoing debate on the use of transgenic crops in agriculture and its possible ecological consequences is well into its third decade. Within this debate, three moral positions can be identified that rest upon different theories of normative ethics:
a consequentialist, a deontological and a virtue ethical position. Although the debate cannot be fully resolved, a closer examination of the functions of the different moral positions is warranted in order to find constructive approaches for managing the controversy. Such an examination could contribute to a more objective debate on the use of transgenic crops. As a first step
to achieve this goal the author develops criteria for ethical decision-making that integrate the different moral positions.

Abstract

The ongoing debate on the use of transgenic crops in agriculture and its possible ecological consequences is well into its third decade. Within this debate, three moral positions can be identified that rest upon different theories of normative ethics:
a consequentialist, a deontological and a virtue ethical position. Although the debate cannot be fully resolved, a closer examination of the functions of the different moral positions is warranted in order to find constructive approaches for managing the controversy. Such an examination could contribute to a more objective debate on the use of transgenic crops. As a first step
to achieve this goal the author develops criteria for ethical decision-making that integrate the different moral positions.

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Other titles:Ethical Positions in the Ecological Debate over Transgenic Crops
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Uncontrolled Keywords:biotechnology, genetically modified organisms (GMO), transgenic crops, agriculture, moral concerns, consequentialism, deontology, virtue ethics, risks, naturalness, dignity of creatures, playing god, nature knows best, biodiversity
Language:German
Date:2013
Deposited On:26 Aug 2013 08:06
Last Modified:16 Feb 2018 17:59
Publisher:Oekom Verlag
ISSN:0940-5550
OA Status:Green
Official URL:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/oekom/gaia/2013/00000022/00000002/art00010

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