The Price of Truth: How Money Affects the Norms of Science

TitleThe Price of Truth: How Money Affects the Norms of Science
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsResnik, DB
Series TitlePractical and professional ethics series
Pagination224 p.
PublisherOxford University Press
Place PublishedOxford
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780195309782
Accession Number7118816
Keywordsand , aspects.; , Bias in Research , business , Conflict , ethical , Finance.; , interests. , Moral , of , POLITICAL , research , SCIENCE , scientific integrity , state.; , University/Industry Collaboration
AbstractIn The Price of Truth, David B. Resnik examines some of the important and difficult questions resulting from the financial and economic aspects of modern science. How does money affect scientific research? Have scientists become entrepreneurs bent on making money instead of investigators searching for the truth? How does the commercialization of research affect the public's perception of science? Can scientists prevent money from corrupting the research enterprise? What types of rules, polices, and guidelines should scientists adopt to prevent financial interests from adversely affecting research and the public's opinion of science?
Notes(WaSeSS)ssib001417101The price of truth[electronic resource] :David B. Resnik.Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-215) and index.Abbreviations -- Science and Mammon -- The norms of science -- Scientific objectivity -- Money and the norms of science -- Conflicts of interest : When is disclosure not enough? -- Intellectual property : balancing public and private interests -- Publication : openness and accountability -- Government funding of R&D : science as a public good -- Conclusion : valuing truth and integrity in research.Oxford Scholarship Online PhilosophyFull text available from Oxford Scholarship Online PhilosophyOnline EBOOKS
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