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Ethical Decision Making

Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik

in Responsible Conduct of Research

Second edition

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780195368246
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199867615 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.003.0002
 Ethical Decision Making

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Ethics is an academic discipline that is concerned with answering age-old questions about duty, honor, integrity, virtue, justice, and the good life, Philosophers, theologians, and other scholars have developed many different theories and principles of ethics. This chapter describes some influential ethical theories and principles, articulates twelve principles of ethical conduct in science, and proposes a method for ethical decision making.

Keywords: ethical decision making; academic discipline; duty; honor; integrity; virtue; justice; ethical theories; ethical principles

Chapter.  11978 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biological Sciences

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