Ethics for Science Policy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080244631, 9781483138732

Ethics for Science Policy

1st Edition

Proceedings of a Nobel Symposium Held at Södergarn, Sweden, 20–25 August 1978

Editors: Torgny Segerstedt
eBook ISBN: 9781483138732
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 270
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Ethics for Science Policy documents the proceedings of a Nobel Symposium held at Södergarn, Sweden on August 20-25, 1978, which focuses on the freedom of unrestricted research or investigations. This book discusses the rationality and personal element in science policy; ethical responsibility of social scientists; priorities and control in the organization of research; ethical principles of scientific institutions; and ethical dilemmas in weapon development. The topics on science, progress, and destruction; information and communication in the developing world; and limits in the regulation of scientific research are also deliberated in this compilation. This publication is valuable to students or researchers intending to acquire knowledge on the extent or restrictions in conducting scientific investigations.

Table of Contents


List of Participants, Organizers and Observers

Opening Remarks

Session 1

Rationality and the Personal Element in Science Policy

Science as a Source of Political Conflict

Discussion Summary


Session 2

The Ethical Responsibility of Social Scientists: A Historical Survey and Comment

A Critical Awareness of Science

A Critique of Pure Science

Discussion Summary

Session 3

Priorities and Control in the Organization of Research

Priorities and Control in the Organization of Research from the Scientist's Point of View

A Scientist's View of Priorities and Control in the Organization of Research

Discussion Summary

Session 4

The Ethical Principles of Scientific Institutions

Priorities and Control in the Organization of Research from the Scientific Institution's Point of View

Discussion Summary

Session 5

Ethics in 'Big Science'

[The Presentation by Dr Rolf Björnerstedt was Unfortunately not Available at the Time the Publication Went to Press.]

Ethical Dilemmas in Weapon Development

The Ethical Dilemma of Arms Development

Discussion Summary

Session 6

People, Knowledge and Science

What Becomes of a Scientist?

Science, Progress and Destruction

Discussion Summary

Session 7

Information and Communication in the Developing World

Communication with Others - The Scientists Responsibility

Trans-disciplinary Communication: A Priority in Scientific Information

Discussion Summary

Session 8

Limits in the Regulation of Scientific Research

Ethics and Priorities in Social Science

A Perspective on Some Ethical Dilemmas in Health Sciences Policy

Discussion Summary

The Editor's View: Research and Ethics


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