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The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) was established in 1976 to promote research and teaching on practical moral problems in the professions, and throughout this long history Center faculty have continued to publish important works in the areas of professional and applied ethics. You can also search and order publications from 1976 from the present in our publication database

Recent Publications by CSEP Fellows

  1. Hildt, Elisabeth, Kelly Laas, Christine Z. Miller, and Stephanie Taylor. 2022. "Student Views on the Culture of STEM Research Laboratories: Results from an Interview Study." Accountability in Research. Epub before publication. 

  2. Laas, Kelly. Stephanie Taylor, Christine Z. Miller, Eric M. Brey, and Elisabeth Hildt. 2022. "Views on Ethical Issues in Research Labs: A university-wide survey." Accountability in Research. 29 (3).  

  3. Wei, Lina and Michael Davis. (2019). "Professionalism Among Chinese Engineers: An Empirical Study." Science and Engineering Ethics. doi: 10.1007/s11948-019-00158-4
  4. Hildt, Elisabeth. (2019). "Multi-Person Brain-to-Brain Interfaces: Ethical Issues.Frontiers in Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.01177
  5. Hildt, Elisabeth, Kelly Laas, Christine Miller, Stephanie Taylor and Eric M. Brey. (2019). “Empowering Graduate Students to Address Ethics in Research Environments.” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 28:542-550.
  6. Hildt, Elisabeth. (2019) Artificial intelligence: Does Conciousness Matter?" Frontiers in Psychology. 10:1535. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01535
  7. Davis, Michael. (2018). "The Legality of the Nuremberg Trials." International Journal of Applied Philosophy 32:2: 207-217
  8. Pohl, Sabine, Hannes Boelsen and Elisabeth Hildt. (2018). "Moral Attitudes Toward Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement (PCE): Differences and Similarities Among Germans with and without PCE Experience." Frontiers in Pharmacology.
  9. Sziron, Monika and Elisabeth Hildt. (2018) "Digital Media, the Right to an Open Future, and Children 0-5." Frontiers in Psychology
  10. Davis, Michael. (2018). "Professional Ethics in Higher Education: An Engineering Perspective." in Higher Education and Professional Ethics: Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers. Sundar Sethy, Satya and Santhosh Abram. (eds) New New York: Routledge. pp. 59-75.
  11. Bard, Imre, Elisabeth Hildt, et al. (2018).  "Bottom Up Ethics - Neuroenhancement in Education and Employment." Neuroethics. 11(3): 309-322.
  12. Davis, Michael. (2017).  “Profession as a Lens for Studying Technology”, in The Ethics of Technology: Methods and Approaches, edited by Sven Ove Hansson Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield International. pp. 83-95. 
  13. Leefman, Jon and Elisabeth Hildt. (eds.) (2017). The Human Sciences After the Decade of the Brain. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. 
  14. Davis, Michael. (2017). In Praise of Emotion in Engineering. in Philosphy and Engineering, edited by Diane P. Michelfelder, Byron Newberry and Quin Zhu. Dordrecht: Springer.
  15. Davis, Michael. (2017). From Practice to Research: A Plan for Cross-Course Assessment of Instruction in Professional Ethics. Teaching Ethics. Online First. DOI: 10.5840/tej2016113036.
  16. Gaskell, George, Elisabeth Hildt, et al. (2017). "Public Views on Gene Editing and Its Uses." Nature Biology. 35:1021-1023. 
  17. Davis, Michael and Hengli Zhang. (2017). Proving that China has a Profession of Engineering: A Case Study in Operationalizing a Concept Across a Cultural Divide. Science and Engineering Ethics.  Online First. DOI 10.1007/s11948-016-9846-2.
  18. Schutz, Ronja, Elisabeth Hildt and Jurgen Hampel (eds.). (2016). Neuroenhancement: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf eine Kontroverse. Bielefeld, GermanyTranscript Verlag
  19. Hildt, Elisabeth. (2016). Risks In Genetic Engineering: The Case of Human Germline Gene Editing. Journal of Dialetics in Nature. 38(6): 1-6. 
  20. Holtzman, Geoffrey S. (2016). Adjudicating Adjudication and the Problem of Epistemic Caution. AJOB Neuroscience. 7(3):179-184. DOI: 10.1080/21507740.2016.1225846.
  21. Leefmann, John, Clement Levallois and Elisabeth Hidt. (2016) Neuroethics 1995-2012. A Bibliometric Analysis of the Guiding Themes of an Emerging Research FieldFrontiers in Human Neuroscience. 01 July. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00336
  22. Hildt, Elisabeth. (2016)  Human Germline Interventions- Think FirstFrontiers in Genetics, 7:81 doi:10.3389/fgene.2016.00081.
  23. Davis, Michael. (2016). The Price of a Person. International Journal of Applied Philosophy. 30 (1): 105-114. doi: 10.5840/ijap201662159
  24. Davis, Michael, Elisabeth Hildt and Kelly Laas. (2016). Twenty-five Years of Ethics Across the Curriculum: An Assessment. Teaching Ethics. (online first) doi: 10.5840/tej201633028
  25. Cooper, Ricky, Michaeld Davis, and Ben Van Vliet. (2016) The Mysterious Ethics of High-Frequency Trading. Business Ethics Quarterly. 26 (1) 1-22. doi: 10.1017/beq.2015.41
  26. Holtzman, Geoffrey S. (2016). Rejecting Beliefs or Rejecting Believers? On the Importance and Exclusion of Women in Philosophy. Hypatia. 31(2): 293-312. DOI: 10.1111/hypa.12246
  27.  Franke, A.G., R. Northoff, and E. Hildt. (2015). The Case of Pharmacological Neuroenhancement: Medical, Judicial, and Ethical Aspects from a German Perspective. Pharmacopsychiatry. 48(7):256-64. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1559640.
  28. Davis, Michael. (2015) "Codes of Ethics" Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource. Brit Holbrook and Carl Mitcham. Farrington, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2015.
  29. Davis, Michael. (2015) "Profession and Professionalism" Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource. Brit Holbrook and Carl Mitcham. Farrington, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.
  30. Davis, Michael (2015) "On the Possibility of Ethical Expertise." International Journal of Applied Philosophy. Online First DOI: 10.5840/ijap201561738
  31. Hildt, Elisabeth (2015). What will this do to my brain? Ethical Issues in brain-to-brain interfacing. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.  9(17) 1-4.
  32. Hildt, Elisabeth, Klaus Lieb, Christiana Bagusat, and Andreas D. Franke (2015) Reflections on Addiction in Students Using Stimulants for Neuroenchancement: A Preliminary Interview Study BioMed Research International. Article ID 621075.
  33. Davis, Michael. (2014). Professional Ethics Without Moral Theory: A Practical Guide for the Perplexed Non-Philosopher. Journal of Applied Ethics and Philosophy. Vol. 6, 1-9.
  34. Davis, Michael (2014). "Why Physicians Should Not Be Involved in Hostile Interrogations." Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 23(4): 452-460. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180114000127 
  35. Davis, Michael. (2014). "What to consider when preparing a model core curriculum for GIS ethics: objectives, methods, and a sketch of content."Journal of Geography in Higher Education 38(4): 471-480. DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2014.956298
  36.  Davis, Micahel. (2014) Locke’s Political Society: Some Problems of Terminology in “Two Treatises of Government. Journal of Moral Philosophy. 11(2): 209-231. 
  37. Davis, Michael and Kelly Laas. (2014) "Broader Impacts" or "Responsible Research and Innovation"? A Comparison of Two Criteria for Funding Research in Science and Engineering.nbsp;Science and Engineering Ethics. 20(4): 963-983. 
  38. Laas, Kelly and Vivian Weil (2014). Taking a Proactive Approach Towards Responsibility: Indications of Nano Policy-Making Around the World. Annals of Economics and Statistics.  1-23. 
  39. Weil, Vivian. (2014). Embedding Philosophers in Engineering Research and Development Projects. 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Science, Technology and Engineering. Chicago, IL: 23-24 May, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/ETHICS.2014.6893390 

All CSEP Publications

A list of all publications produced by CSEP faculty associates, scholars and others from 1976 to the present, including presentations, Center publications, journal articles and books. Divided by topic.