Ethics for Science Policy

Ethics for Science Policy

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: Torgny Segerstedt
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138732

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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

  • Introduction

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 270
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138732

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Torgny Segerstedt

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