What Place does Religion have in the Ethical Thinking of Scientists and Engineers?

TitleWhat Place does Religion have in the Ethical Thinking of Scientists and Engineers?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsFisher, ISJ
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume2
Issue3
Pagination335-344
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThe authors of this article look at how the religious beliefs of an engineer or scientist may influence how they approach their professional work. The first is at the level of the individual and how personal beliefs may affect they type of research or projects they choose to pursue, relationships with other researchers, and the understanding of the social concequences of their research or projects. The second level is that of the social and cultural settings in which scientists and engineers work, how society chooses what research to sponsor, and to what use technologies and scientific discoveries are put to. The authors point out that while religious belief is not an necessary force that influences the choices of engineers or scientists, it is part of the ethical framework in which many individuals work and so attention should be paid to how religion influences the ethical choices of these professionals.
NotesCover Date: July 1996.Source Info: 2(3), 335-344. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 31-2. Subject: ENGINEERING; ETHICS; RELIGION; RESEARCH; SCIENTIST. Update Code: 20090226.
DOI10.1007/BF02583921
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