Ethics and Science

An Introduction

by Adam Briggle,

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  • 1139785990
  • 9780521878418
  • 9781139785990
  • 9781139793520
Who owns your genes? What does climate science imply for policy? Do corporations conduct honest research? Should we teach intelligent design? Humans are creating a new world through science. The kind of world we are creating will not simply be decided by expanding scientific knowledge, but will depend on views about good and bad, right and wrong. These visions, in turn, depend on critical thinking, cogent argument and informed judgement. In this book, Adam Briggle and Carl Mitcham help readers to cultivate these skills. They first introduce ethics and the normative structure of science and then consider the 'society of science' and its norms for the responsible conduct of research and the treatment of human and animal research subjects. Later chapters examine 'science in society' - exploring ethical issues at the interfaces of science, policy, religion, culture and technology. Each chapter features case studies and research questions to stimulate further reflection.
  • Cambridge University Press; October 2012
  • ISBN 9781139785990
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  • Title: Ethics and Science
  • Author: Adam Briggle; Carl Mitcham
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139785990
  • 9780521878418
  • 9781139785990
  • 9781139793520

In The Press

'[Ethics and Science] examines science, and engineering and technology, both internally - the research process - and externally - the socio-political context in which it is institutionally set and where its influence will be felt, for the ethical issues entailed in this central twenty-first-century area of study. Revealing case studies frame the issues, which the authors then complement with judicious questions designed to stimulate serious reflection. This volume should be widely adopted, finding an enthusiastic student audience in a wide range of science, engineering, policy, and philosophy courses. Briggle and Mitcham have provided science, technology and society instructors with a very usable classroom text, one that should also be of interest to a wider, engaged public readership as well.' Stephen Cutcliffe, Lehigh University

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139785990
  • 9780521878418
  • 9781139785990
  • 9781139793520