Science, Respect for Nature, and Human Well-Being: Democratic Values and the Responsibilities of Scientists Today

Foundations of Science 21 (1):51-67 (2016)

The central question addressed is: How should scientific research be conducted so as to ensure that nature is respected and the well being of everyone everywhere enhanced? After pointing to the importance of methodological pluralism for an acceptable answer and to obstacles posed by characterizing scientific methodology too narrowly, which are reinforced by the ‘commercial-scientific ethos’, two additional questions are considered: How might research, conducted in this way, have impact on—and depend on—strengthening democratic values and practices? And: What is thereby implied for the responsibilities of scientists today?
Keywords Sustainability  Human well-being  Neutrality  Impartiality   Commercial-scientific ethos  Responsibilities of scientists
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DOI 10.1007/s10699-014-9376-9
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