Book ID: CBB000060577

Scientists and their responsibility (1989)


Shea, William R. (Editor)
Sitter, Beat (Editor)


Publication Date: 1989
Physical Details: xii + 348 pp.; notes; index

Description Contents: Colwell, Robert K.: Natural and unnatural history: Biological diversity and genetic engineering. Mittelstrass, Jürgen: Ethics of nature. Pera, Marcello: Should science be supervised, and if so, by whom? Shrader-Frechette, Kristin: Ecological theories and ethical imperatives: Can ecology provide a scientific justification for the ethics of environmental protection? Sitter, Beat: In defence of nonanthropocentrism in environmental ethics. Seel, Gerhard: What does it mean to be responsible and free? A philosopher's viewpoint. Chevalley, Catherine: Should science provide an image of the world? Elkana, Yehuda: The epistemology of the opposition to science. Shea, William R.: The epistemology of the disillusionment with science. Agazzi, Evandro: Responsibility: The genuine ground for the regulation of a free science. Saladin, Peter: Should society make laws governing scientific research? Degginger, Andrea: Freedom of research and basic rights. Mauron, Alex: Ethics and the ordinary molecular biologist. Löw, Reinhard: Molecular biology and the ordinary ethicist. Pauli, Hannes: Models of medicine: From a biomechanical to a biopsychosocial view. Furger, Franz: Moral obligation in biological research: A theological perspective. Burckhardt, Christof W.: Robots for Noah's Ark: Ethical implications of building robots. Roth, Adrian W.: Ethics and the interaction among technology, culture, and political systems. Inose, Hiroshi: Freedom and responsibility in an information-oriented society. Messerli, Bruno: The information-oriented society and the “Limits of growth”.

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Authors & Contributors
Wertheimer, Jürgen
Mackensen, Ludolf von
Garofalo, Silvano
Albrecht, Helmuth
Zweckbronner, Gerhard
Nitschke, August
Archives des Sciences (Geneva)
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society
Women's Writing: The Elizabethan to Victorian Period
Journal of the History of Collections
Raison Présente
Hessische Brandversicherungsanstalt
Verlag für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Technik
Edizioni ETS
Encyclopedias (history)
Emigration; immigration
Pivati, Gianfrancesco
Kruyt, Hugo Rudolph
Eddington, Arthur Stanley
Epstein, Yechiel Mechel
Necker de Saussure, Albertine
Descartes, René
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
17th century
18th century
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Russia; Baltic States; Finland
The Netherlands: Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg
Universität Stuttgart

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