Ethical considerations in research presuppose that other interests are balanced against the scientific value of the research and its expected results. But what is worth knowing and why? How can one balance the priorities that are made within a scientific discipline against the needs and wishes of society at large? Does the scientific community have a responsibility for the knowledge culture of society as a whole, and does this have any implications for the conduct of individual researchers? Under what circumstances should the researcher take up the role as expert and how should one behave in that role?

Autumn 2020: Monday 2020-11-09, 13-17h

Teacher: Erik Angner

Venue: TBD

Readings:

Douglas, Heather. 2016. ”Values in Science,” in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science, ed. by Paul Humphries (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 609–30.

Elliott, Kevin C. 2017. A Tapestry of Values: An Introduction to Values in Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press

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