Biotech Ethics Book Recommendations

Here are a handful of books I’ve read & found useful. It’s not an exhaustive list. Just a few off the top of my head.

Food Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective, by Paul B. Thompson
(I wish I’d written this book. It’s smart, well thought-out. Thompson isn’t gullible about technology, but nor is he alarmist.)

Guiding Icarus: Merging Bioethics with Corporate Interests, by Rahul Dhanda
(Rahul is an industry guy, and a pal of mine. I’m writing my own book in part because his wasn’t quite the book I was looking for.)

BioIndustry Ethics, by David L. Finegold et al.
(I think the final, chapter which offers advice to biotech companies, is flawed. But the book consists mostly of a set of very useful case-studies of how real-life biotech firms, big and small, tackled ethical challenges).


About Chris MacDonald

I'm a philosopher who teaches at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada. Most of my scholarly research is on business ethics and healthcare ethics.
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