Teaching social responsibility: The manhattan project Commentary on "Six Domains of Research Ethics" by Kenneth Pimple

TitleTeaching social responsibility: The manhattan project Commentary on "Six Domains of Research Ethics" by Kenneth Pimple
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsGilmer, PJ, DuBois, M
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume8
Issue2
Pagination206 - 210
Date Published6/2002
ISSN Number14715546
KeywordsENGINEERING , Instructional Methods
AbstractThis paper discusses the critical necessity of teaching students about the social and ethical responsibilities of scientists. Both a university scientist and a middle school science teacher reflect on the value of teaching the ethical issues that confront scientists. In the development of the atomic bomb in the US-led Manhattan Project, scientists faced the growing threat of atomic bombs by the Germans and Japanese and the ethical issues involved in successfully completing such a destructive weapon. The Manhattan Project is a prime example of the types of ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities that scientists may confront.
DOI10.1007/s11948-002-0019-0
Short TitleSCI ENG ETHICS
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