1st Edition

The Ethics of Science An Introduction

By David B. Resnik Copyright 1998
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Acknowledgments, Chapter 1 Science and Ethics, Chapter 2 Ethical Theory and Applications, Chapter 3 Science as a Profession, Chapter 4 Standards of Ethical Conduct in Science, Chapter 5 Objectivity in Research, Chapter 6 Ethical Issues in Scientific Publication, Chapter 7 Ethical Issues in the Laboratory, Chapter 8 The Scientist in Society, Postscript: Toward a More Ethical Science, Appendix: Case Studies, Notes, Bibliography, Index


    David B. Resnik

    '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