Ethical muscle and scientific interests: a role for philosophy in scientific research.

  • Chris Kaposy
  • Published 2008 in The Quarterly review of biology


Ethics, a branch of philosophy, has a place in the regulatory framework of human subjects research. Sometimes, however, ethical concepts and arguments play a more central role in scientific activity. This can happen, for example, when violations of research norms are also ethical violations. In such a situation, ethical arguments can be marshaled to improve… (More)