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Record number 443749
Title Life sciences, intellectual property regimes and global justice
Author(s) Timmermann, C.A.
Source University. Promotor(en): Michiel Korthals, co-promotor(en): Henk van den Belt. - S.l. : s.n. - ISBN 9789461737540 - 212
Department(s) Applied Philosophy Group
Philosophy
WASS
Publication type Dissertation, internally prepared
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) intellectuele eigendomsrechten - ethiek - levenswetenschappen - justitie - innovaties - filosofie - intellectual property rights - ethics - life sciences - justice - innovations - philosophy
Categories Ethics, Bioethics / Intellectual Property Laws
Abstract In this thesis we have examined the complex interaction between intellectual property rights, life sciences and global justice. Science and the innovations developed in its wake have an enormous effect on our daily lives, providing countless opportunities but also raising numerous problems of justice. The complexity of a problem however does not liberate society as a whole from moral responsibilities. Our intellectual property regimes clash at various points with human rights law and commonly held notions of justice.
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