SOCIAL ETHICS AND THE CONDUCT OF SCIENCE: SPECIALIZATION AND THE FRAGMENTATION OF RESPONSIBILITY

@article{Collins1972SOCIALEA,
  title={SOCIAL ETHICS AND THE CONDUCT OF SCIENCE: SPECIALIZATION AND THE FRAGMENTATION OF RESPONSIBILITY},
  author={F. Collins},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1972},
  volume={196}
}
  • F. Collins
  • Published 1972
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
There are two prevailing views of the moral responsibilities of scientists. One is that the ancient decalogues and moral imperatives will suffice to resolve ethical questions in the conduct of science. Accordingly the outstanding misuses of science would be remedied if only individual scientists could be persuaded to act on existing moral codes, perhaps brought up to date to relate more specifically to individual conduct in the technological society. According to this view, there is urgent need… Expand
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