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Ethics of Scientific Research
     

Ethics of Scientific Research

by Kristin Shrader-Frechette
 

Challenging long-held theories of scientific rationality and remoteness, Kristin Shrader-Frechette argues that research cannot be 'value free.' Rather, any research will raise important moral issues for those involved, issues not only of truthfulness but of risk to research subjects, third parties, and the general public.

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Challenging long-held theories of scientific rationality and remoteness, Kristin Shrader-Frechette argues that research cannot be 'value free.' Rather, any research will raise important moral issues for those involved, issues not only of truthfulness but of risk to research subjects, third parties, and the general public.

Editorial Reviews

American Scientist
Major virtue of the book is that the author supplies numerous real examples of a wide range of questionable research conduct to illustrate her general points. . . . provides probably the best overarching treatment of research ethics to date . . . a valuable treatise.
Ethics and The Environment
It is refreshing that the traditional paths are not taken by Kristin Shrader-Frechette in The Ethics of Scientific Research. Readers familiar with the author's other work will not be surprised to find her new book contentious, original, meticulously researched, and rigorously argued. . . . For many years, Shrader-Frechette has been producing much of the most solid and most carefully argued work in environmental philosophy, and it would have been remarkable had this had not been reflected in this excellent book. . . . Like her other works on environmental ethics, on nuclear energy policy, and on risk-benefit analysis, this book sets a new standard of excellence.
— Clark Wolf, University of Georgia
Choice
Shrader-Frechette addresses the ethics of science rather than ethics in science. . . . This book is important because it addresses issues too often ignored in discussion of ethics and science; it is a valuable resource.
Stephen H. Unger
I found this book to be a thought-provoking treatment of a wide range of ethical issues that should be of considerable interest to anyone involved in or concerned about scientific or engineering research.
Mark Sagoff
In this erudite and timely book, Professor Shrader-Frechette brings together themes from public policy, ethics, and political life in ways that inform all three.
Nicholas A. Ashford
Professor Shrader-Frechette provides us with fresh insight in her timely critique of the importance of incorporating ethical considerations into the choice, conduct, and use of scientific research. This is a 'must-read' treatise for scientists, scholars, policy analysts, and government decision makers.
Ethics and The Environment - Clark Wolf
It is refreshing that the traditional paths are not taken by Kristin Shrader-Frechette in The Ethics of Scientific Research. Readers familiar with the author's other work will not be surprised to find her new book contentious, original, meticulously researched, and rigorously argued. . . . For many years, Shrader-Frechette has been producing much of the most solid and most carefully argued work in environmental philosophy, and it would have been remarkable had this had not been reflected in this excellent book. . . . Like her other works on environmental ethics, on nuclear energy policy, and on risk-benefit analysis, this book sets a new standard of excellence.
CHOICE
Shrader-Frechette addresses the ethics of science rather than ethics in science. . . . This book is important because it addresses issues too often ignored in discussion of ethics and science; it is a valuable resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847679812
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/27/1994
Series:
Issues in Academic Ethics Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Kristin Shrader-Frechette is Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the University of South Florida. She holds degrees in mathematics, physics, and philosophy.

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