- Series: Philosophical Issues in Science
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 27, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415131138
- ISBN-13: 978-0415131131
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,760,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Brute Science: Dilemmas of Animal Experimentation (Philosophical Issues in Science) 1st Edition
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'Innovative and ambitious ... it offers a good model of how philosophy can inform ethical and scientific controversies.' - The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
'Not only compelling, but exciting. The clarity with which the debate was outlined, the diagnosis of the problem ... and the role of models in science were masterly. Brute Science is a fine example of applied philosophy. It is well written and organised and should prove of immense value to those who sit on animal and ethics committees, as well as to teachers of applied ethics and to animal welfarists.' - Jane Azevedo, Sunshine Coast University College (review symposium Metascience)
'This book is a tour di force of the issue, and should be on the required reading list of every animal experimenter, bio-ethicist and animal liberationist, each of whom will learn something for their effort.' - john Forge, University of California (review symposium Metascience)
'Brute Science is an important book. It should be read by every medical student, the members of all Institutional animal Use and Care Committees, everyone involved in the administration of research grants in the biomedical sciences, everyone at the Food and Drugs Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, everyone in Congress involved in making legislation that concerns drug research, and even chemical and biological weapons. This is an unsettling book, a book that should force the defenders of animal experimentation to re-examine the assumptions upon which a century-old rationalisation of the experimental practice is based.' - Don Howard, University of Notre Dame Diego (review symposium Metascience)
From the Back Cover
Questions about the scientific and moral status of biomedical experimentation are hotly debated in the media and in professional circles. The outcome of this debate will shape future public health policy. The authors expose the weaknesses in both the standard defense and standard criticisms of animal experimentation. This thorough investigation of one of today's most fiercely debated questions yields some unexpected conclusions. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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This has become on of my favorite books on the use (or should I say "misuse") of animals in various industries and is definitely one of the best on the misuse of nonhuman animals in research.
I will be quoting it for many years to come, I am sure.