The Ethics of Science

An Introduction

By David B. Resnik

© 1998 – Routledge

232 pages

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About the Book

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

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Philosophical Issues in Science

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