New Issues for New Methods: Ethical and Editorial Challenges for an Experimental Philosophy

TitleNew Issues for New Methods: Ethical and Editorial Challenges for an Experimental Philosophy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPolonioli, A
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume23
Issue4
Date PublishedJan-08-2017
ISSN Number1353-3452
AbstractThis paper examines a constellation of ethical and editorial issues that have arisen since philosophers started to conduct, submit and publish empirical research. These issues encompass concerns over responsible authorship, fair treatment of human subjects, ethicality of experimental procedures, availability of data, unselective reporting and publishability of research findings. This study aims to assess whether the philosophical community has as yet successfully addressed such issues. To do so, the instructions for authors, submission process and published research papers of 29 main journals in philosophy have been considered and analyzed. In light of the evidence reported here, it is argued that the philosophical community has as yet failed to properly tackle such issues. The paper also delivers some recommendations for authors, reviewers and editors in the field.
URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5539259/
DOI10.1007/s11948-016-9838-2

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