David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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The many meanings of integrity are distinguished. This paper focuses specifically on how the concept of integrity in the sense of firm adherence to values applies to science qua institution. The most relevant values - the epistemological values of evidence-sharing and respect for evidence - are articulated, and shown to be rooted in the character of the scientific enterprise. This paves the way for an exploration of the circumstances that presently threaten to erode commitment to these core values: an exploration illustrated by the disturbing saga of the arthritis drugs Vioxx and Celebrex. The paper concludes with an articulation of why the erosion of scientific integrity should concern us.
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Jan Winter & Laszlo Kosolosky (2013). The Epistemic Integrity of Scientific Research. Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (3):757-774.
Jan De Winter & Laszlo Kosolosky (2013). The Epistemic Integrity of Scientific Research. Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (3):757-774.
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