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    Dennis R. Cooley.
    Applied groundwork for a practical moral code. Introduction ; Definitions ; Professional moral codes ; USDA study : methodology and results ; Formalization and evaluation of the USDA study's moral codes ; Formalization of the combination moral code ; Problems for the combination moral code ; Conclusion -- A practical moral code. Introduction ; Utilitarianism ; What is a reasonable person? ; RPU's benefits ; Respecting persons ; Working toward a plausible distributive/social justice principle ; The moral paradigm test ; Conclusion -- Are transgenic organisms, biotechnology, and technology unnatural? Introduction ; The unnatural is unethical argument ; The weak definitions ; A "playing God" argument ; More complex meanings of the unnatural ; Arguments from evolution ; Conclusion -- A natural theory of value. Introduction ; Naturalness as sacredness ; Beginning an axiology ; The benefit of the doubt principle ; Intrinsically valuable things and their rankings ; Is nature or the biosphere alive? ; Arguments against nature's intrinsic value ; Conclusion -- Applying PMC to a few transgenic technology issues. Introduction ; The practical moral code again ; Transgenics and RPU ; Transgenics and QCI ; Legal/moral questions ; Conclusion.
    Digital Access  Springer 2010