Author(s): Dane Scott
This is an insightful collection of essays exploring the need for ethical and constructive discussion of scientific and technological innovations and research. As science becomes ever more powerful in the 21st century, it is likely that controversies will increase over the ethics of its applications. Powerful new technologies will have enormous social and ethical implications. This anthology by accomplished scholars and noted experts focuses on ethical deliberation and the larger moral context surrounding the controversies over scientific research and technical innovations - emphasizing deliberation rather than adversarial debate. This much-needed resource will help readers become better informed on science generally and will promote constructive discussions on the values at stake in contemporary debates over scientific research and emerging technologies.
Dane Scott is director of the Centre for Ethics and associate professor of society and conservation at the University of Montana-Missoula. Blake Francis is a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy at Stanford University.