Volume 5 Ethics for Life Scientists

cover_196.jpg Korthals, Michiel; Bogers, Robert J. (Eds.)
2005, 236 p., Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-4020-3179-3

About this book

Life sciences have huge controversial social implications. In doing experiments with animals, plants or humans the welfare of these living beings can be hampered; in communicating research results private and public interests can be harmed (patents!) or at least severely influenced; in being a member of a research group issues of human rights (like discriminatory behaviour) can become prominent; individual and collective forms of responsibility because of controversial types of research can become urgent.


Funding organizations can confront scientists and engineers with new ethical issues; the public at large or, as is the case with sustainability, future generations can challenge existing ways of doing research, and educating and teaching can confront scientists with new ethical issues.


In this book, resulting from an expert workshop at Wageningen University and Research Centre, European and American experts discuss topics and theories like the relationship between ethics, professional ethics and business ethics, the public responsibility of researchers and communicating, organizing, teaching and discussing ethical issues


Table of Contents

Preface

Preface
N.A. Editors
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Chapters

Introduction: Ethical challenges for the life sciences
M. Korthals
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1-8
Moral complexity in organizations
R. Jeurissen
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11-20
Comments on Jeurissen: Organization and moral complexity
H. Letiche
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21-25
The social role of businesses and the role of the professional
J. Wempe
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27-39
Comments on Wempe: Conditions for ethical business
H. Zandvoort
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41-51
The responsible conduct of research, including responsible authorship and publication practices
R.E. Bulger
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55-62
Comments on Bulger: The responsible conduct of research, including responsible authorship and publication practices
H. Van den Belt
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63-66
Professional ethics and scholarly communication
H. Zwart
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67-80
Comments on Zwart: Professional ethics and scholarly communication
T. De Cock Buning
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81-84
Some recent challenges to openness and freedom in scientific publication
D.B. Resnik
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85-99
Comments on Resnik: Some recent challenges to openness and freedom in scientific publication
T. Van Boekel
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101
Research ethics for animal biotechnology
P.B. Thompson
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105-120
Comments on Thompson: Research ethics for animal biotechnology
M. Boon
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121-125
How common morality relates to business and the professions
B. Gert
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129-139
Comments on Gert: Gert’s common morality: old-fashioned or untimely?
J. Keulartz
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141-145
Research as a challenge for ethical reflection
M. Düwell
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147-155
Comments on Düwell: Research as a challenge for ethical reflection
A. Van der Zijpp
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157-159
New public responsibilities for life scientists
M. Korthals
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163-170
Comments on Korthals: New public responsibilities for life scientists
J.H. Koeman
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171-174
Science, context and professional ethics
R. Chadwick
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175-182
Bioscientists as ethical decision-makers
M. Häyry
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183-189
Comments on Häyry: Assessing bioscientific work from a moral point of view
R. Heeger
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191-193
The human genome: common resource but not common heritage
D.B. Resnik
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197-210
Conclusions: Towards ethically sound life sciences
M. Korthals
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213-218

Lists

List of authors
N.A. Editors
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