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Beyond Compliance: Cultivating Ethical Virtues in Scientific Research

Abstract Principle-based ethical frameworks, which commonly make use of codes of ethics, have come to be the popular approach in guiding ethical behavior within scientific research. In this thesis project, I investigate the benefits and shortcomings of this approach, ultimately to argue that codes of ethics are valuable as an exercise in developing a reconciled value profile for a given research community, and also function well as an internal and external proclamation of values and norms. However, this approach results in technical adherence, at best, and given the extent to which scientific research now irreversibly shapes our experience as human beings, I argue for the importance of cultivating ethical virtues in scientific research. In the inter... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Craer, Jennifer Ryan (Author) / Ellison, Karin (Advisor) / Sarewitz, Daniel (Committee member) / Blattman, Joseph (Committee member) / Robert, Jason S (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Ethics / Biology / international health research / parachute science / principle-based / principlism / virtue-based / virtue ethics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 69 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Biology 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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