The Ethics of Doing Ethics

TitleThe Ethics of Doing Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHansson, S
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Volume23
Issue1
Pagination105-120
Date Published2017
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
Keywordsapplied , code , codes , Consultancy , ethics , Integrity , PARTICIPANT , plagiarism , Publication , QUALITATIVE , research
AbstractEthicists have investigated ethical problems in other disciplines, but there has not been much discussion of the ethics of their own activities. Research in ethics has many ethical problems in common with other areas of research, and it also has problems of its own. The researcher's integrity is more precarious than in most other disciplines, and therefore even stronger procedural checks are needed to protect it. The promotion of some standpoints in ethical issues may be socially harmful, and even our decisions as to which issues we label as 'ethical' may have unintended and potentially harmful social consequences. It can be argued that ethicists have an obligation to make positive contributions to society, but the practical implications of such an obligation are not easily identified. This article provides an overview of ethical issues that arise in research into ethics and in the application of such research. It ends with a list of ten practical proposals for how these issues should be dealt with. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Science & Engineering Ethics is the property of Springer Science & Business Media B.V. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesHansson, Sven 1; Email Address: soh@kth.se; Affiliation: 1: Division of Philosophy , Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) , Brinellvägen 32 10044 Stockholm Sweden; Source Info: Feb2017, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p105; Subject Term: Ethics; Subject Term: Integrity; Subject Term: Qualitative research; Subject Term: Participant & researcher; Subject Term: Codes of ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Applied ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Code of ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Consultancy; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics in practice; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics of ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Integrity of ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Plagiarism; Author-Supplied Keyword: Publication ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Research funding; Number of Pages: 16p; Document Type: Article
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