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Philosophy in the Contemporary World

Volume 12, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2005

Interpretation and Culture: Themes in the Philosophy of Michael Krausz

Rajendra K. Saxena, Anita Sheoran, Giridhari L. Pandit
Pages 93-102
DOI: 10.5840/pcw20051219

How Not to Interpret the Advances of Biotechnology

The authors suggest that it is the indeterminate limits of biotechnology that invite a multiplicity of interpretations of it. They note that incongruent interpretations of biotechnology arise from competing long-term human interests and from competing uses of language. They propose to resolve the opposition between incongruent interpretations by being more precise about what exactly is being debated in the name of biotechnology.