The Ethics of Science: An Introduction

The Ethics of Science: An Introduction

by David B. Resnik
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415166977

ISBN-13: 9780415166973

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

During the past decade scientists, public policy analysts, politicians, and laypeople, have become increasingly aware of the importance of ethical conduct in scientific research. In this timely book, David B. Resnik introduces the reader to the ethical dilemmas and

questions that arise in scientific research.

Some of the issues addressed in the book include

Overview

During the past decade scientists, public policy analysts, politicians, and laypeople, have become increasingly aware of the importance of ethical conduct in scientific research. In this timely book, David B. Resnik introduces the reader to the ethical dilemmas and

questions that arise in scientific research.

Some of the issues addressed in the book include ethical decision-making, the goals and methods of science, and misconduct in science. The Ethics of Science also discusses significant case studies such as human and animal

cloning, the Challenger accident and Tobacco research. This is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the importance of ethics in science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415166973
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Philosophical Issues in Science Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Science and Ethics

The Baltimore Affair

Cloning Research

The Debate Over Cold Fusion

Chapter 2: Ethical Theory and Applications

Ethics, Law, Politics, and Religion

Moral Theory

Moral Choices

Relativism

Chapter

3: Science as a Profession

Science: From Avocation to Profession

The Goals of Science

The Contemporary Research Environment

Communication and Science's Peer Review System

The Scientific Method

Chapter 4: Standards of Ethical Conduct in Science

Honesty

Carefulness

Openness

Freedom

Credit

Education

Social Responsibility

Legality

Opportunity

Mutual Respect

Efficiency

Respect for Subjects

Concluding Remarks

Chapter 5: Objectivity in Research

Honesty in Research

Misconduct in Science

Error and Self-deception

Bias in Research

Conflicts of Interest

Openness

Data Management

Chapter 6: Ethical Issues in Scientific Publication

Objectivity in Publication

Other Publication Issues

Credit Where Credit is Due

Intellectual Property

Science, the Media, and the Public

Chapter 7: Ethical Issues in the Laboratory

The Ethics of the Mentor -- Mentee Relationship

Harassment

Reporting Misconduct in Science

Teaching vs. Research

Ethical Issues in Hiring and

Recruitment

Sharing and Preserving Resources

Research on Human Subjects

Research on Animal Subjects

Chapter 8: The Scientist in Society

Social Responsibility

Expert Testimony in Court

Industrial Science

Military Science

The Public Funding of

Research

Other Social, Political, and Moral Issues

Postscript: Toward a More Ethical Science

Appendix: Case Studies

helps us to understand how science works the way that it does and when it fails, why it fails.

(David L. Hull, Northwestern University)

addressed

(Hans Oberdiek, Swarthmore College)

think carefully about the issues Resnik raises, the better

(Peter Lipton, Cambridge University)

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