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The Ethics of Science

An Introduction

By David B. Resnik

Routledge – 1998 – 232 pages

Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

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Description

Ethics of Science is a comprehensive and student-friendly introduction to the study of ethics in science and scientific research. The book covers:

* Science and Ethics

* Ethical Theory and Applications

* Science as a Profession

* Standards of Ethical Conduct in Science

* Objectivity in Research

* Ethical Issues in the Laboratory

* The Scientist in Society

* Toward a More Ethical Science

* Actual case studies include: Baltimore Affair * cold fusion * Milikan's oil drop experiments * human and animal cloning * Cold War experiments * Strategic Defence Initiative * the Challenger accident * Tobacco Research.

Reviews

'One way of promoting more ethical behaviour in science is to get science students to study ethical issues: David Resnik's book is an excellent text for this purpose.' - Nature

'Saving the best till last, the book's appendix contains 50 case studies that shold provoke many stimulating discussions.' - Nature

Name: The Ethics of Science: An Introduction (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By David B. Resnik. Ethics of Science is a comprehensive and student-friendly introduction to the study of ethics in science and scientific research. The book covers: * Science and Ethics * Ethical Theory and Applications * Science as a Profession * Standards of Ethical...
Categories: Introductory Philosophy, Ethics Philosophy