Moral Rules, Moral Ideals, and Use-Inspired Research

TitleMoral Rules, Moral Ideals, and Use-Inspired Research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsKovac, J
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThis article describes a moral ideal that gives guidance to applied research in science. The author presents a moral ideal for use-inspired research based on Norman Care's idea of shared-fate individualism. This ideal reflects the observation that all human lives, both present and future are tightly coupled and, as a result, research projects should be chosen, where possible, with the goal of service to others. Together with the ideals of the habit of truth and the gift economy, shared-fate individualism provides the basis for a humane ethics of science.
NotesCover Date: June 2007.Source Info: 13(2), 159-169. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 42-4. Subject: ETHICS; PROFESSIONAL ETHICS; RESEARCH ETHICS; SCIENCE; SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. Subject Person: CARE, NORMAN S. Update Code: 20090226.
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