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The Ethics of Science
An Introduction

ISBN 9780415166980
Published May 6, 1998 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book 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.


'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