A network approach for distinguishing ethical issues in research and development

Science and Engineering Ethics 12 (4):663-684 (2006)
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In this paper we report on our experiences with using network analysis to discern and analyse ethical issues in research into, and the development of, a new wastewater treatment technology. Using network analysis, we preliminarily interpreted some of our observations in a Group Decision Room session where we invited important stakeholders to think about the risks of this new technology. We show how a network approach is useful for understanding the observations, and suggests some relevant ethical issues. We argue that a network approach is also useful for ethical analysis of issues in other fields of research and development. The abandoning of the overarching rationality assumption, which is central to network approaches, does not have to lead to ethical relativism
Keywords research and development  ethical parallel research  network approach  group decision room  responsibility  risks  sewage treatment
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-006-0063-2
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