PHIL 371: Ethics, Science, Technology, and the Environment Report a Broken Link

Philosophy 371: Ethics, Science, Technology, and the Environment is a senior-level, three-credit course that introduces ethical problems and issues associated with science, scientific research, applied science, and technology.

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Unit 1: Introduction to Ethical Aspects of Science and Technology


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  •  Preface in “Front Matter” (Read pages ix–xii.)

  •  “Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research”

  •  “The Treatment of Data”

  •  “Competing Interests, Commitments, and Values”

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Supplementary Readings
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Unit 2: Ethics and Moral Reasoning


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Unit 3: Research Ethics


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(You may also wish to review the portions of this book that you read in Unit 1.)

  •“Mistakes and Negligence”

  •“Research Misconduct”

  •“Responding to Suspected Violations of Professional Standards”

  •“Sharing of Research Results”

  •“Authorship and the Allocation of Credit”

  •“Intellectual Property”

  •“The Researcher in Society”

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Unit 4: Individual and Collective Responsibility


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Unit 5: Issues in Bioethics


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(Read Sections 1–5, 8, and 10–11.)



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Unit 6: Ethical Issues in Computing and Electronic Information and Communication Systems


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Unit 7: Ethics and Military Technology


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Unit 8: Environmental Ethics I: Food


Required Readings
Excerpt from “Chapter 4: Desire: Control/Plant: The Potato.” In The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-eye View of the World. Toronto: Random House, 2002.

Unit 9: Environmental Ethics II: Water


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Supplementary Readings


See the unit bibliographies in the online Study Guide (on the course home page) for supplementary readings.