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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.
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David B. Resnik is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Ethics at the University of Wyoming.Review:
For a long time those of us who try to explain science to students have needed a text that is both comprehensive and comprehensible and strikes our students as relevant to their own experience. David Resnik's The Ethics of Science meets these needs--and more. It helps us to understand how science works the way that it does and when it fails, why it fails.
–David L. Hull, Northwestern University
Science faculty and students--and an interested public--will find Ethics of Science admirably clear, balanced, and richly comprehensive . . .An extremely useful aspect of the book is that virtually every kind of ethical questions that arises in and about science is addressed
–Hans Oberdiek, Swarthmore College
David B. Resnik uses a wealth of actual and hypothetical examples in a clear philosophical discussion that illuminates the range of ethical concerns that scientists need to face. This is one area where philosophical argument can serve a practical need: the more scientists who think carefully about the issues Resnik raises, the better
–Peter Lipton, Cambridge University
Essential reading for all students and professionals in science and scientific research.
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