On the Incompatibility of Genetic Axioms with Axioms of Justice and Ethics: Requirement of a Third Space for Ethical Deliberation

By Ross T. Barnard and David Turnbull.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This paper considers the conflict between conventionally accepted principles of justice and punishment and modern genetics.

Keywords: Genetic Axioms, Justice, Third Space Turing Machine, Predicate Calculus

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.89-96. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.886MB).

Prof. Ross T. Barnard

Ross Barnard is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Biotechnology Programme at the University of Queensland. He received his PhD from the University of Queensland in 1990. He held a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia C.J. Martin fellowship at the University of California and an NHMRC R.D. Wright fellowship at the University of Queensland. He has had a stint in industry (as nucleic acids programme director at Panbio Ltd., Brisbane) and is involved in basic and applied research in academic and several industry collaborative projects in the fields of antibody engineering, infectious disease diagnosis and cancer treatment. He has filed several patents in the field of diagnostics and published more than 80 refereed papers in molecular endocrinology, molecular biology, applications of mathematics in biology and in knowledge and innovation management.

Mr David Turnbull

David holds a BA in philosophy from UQ and a research MA in Applied Ethics from QUT. Since 1998 he has worked in bioethics for Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI). His association with OPPE began in 2001 with the convening of BEING (Biotechnology and Ethics Interest Group). In June 2002 QAI and BEING jointly conducted a workshop which featured a wide variety of researchers in biotechnology and ethics. This was followed by a workshop in October 2002 “Genetics and Disability: Exploring Different Spaces, Different Futures” which brought together previously disparate groups from clinical genetics and the disability sector. He is presently with Action International Business Coaching in Townsville, Queensland.


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