Moral Authority in Scientific Research

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Authors
Sowers, Evelyn
Advisor
Barry Ferst
John Rowley
Elvira Roncalli
Editor
Date of Issue
2019-04-01
Subject Keywords
moral authority, ethics, morality, science, scientific research
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Title
Moral Authority in Scientific Research
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thesis
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Abstract
This paper addresses the issue of applying moral guidelines to modern scientific research and who or what should have the authority to do so. It examines the role of morality in scientific research, and makes the argument that moral authority over scientific research should come from the scientific community. This argument is based on two premises: (1) that the scientific community is of sufficient moral character to guide the direction of scientific research and (2) that the scientific community has sufficient expertise to make informed moral decisions about scientific research.
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Degree Awarded
Bachelor's
Semester
Spring
Department
Philosophy