106年第2學期-0428 善與義務:科學與科技倫理 課程資訊

課程分享

選課分析

本課程名額為 40人,已有38人選讀,尚餘名額2人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Midterm exam 40
Final Exam 40
Assignment 20

授課教師

Jan Philipp Mehlich

教育目標

This course shall equip the attendants with competences and skills in overseeing, understanding, evaluating and assessing contemporary ethical issues arising from scientific and technological activity and progress. Applying established ethical principles and moral philosophy to science and technology and their internal and external domains of responsibility is expected to sharpen and solidify the students' knowledge of Ethics and their ability to exploit ethical thinking for the application in the social sphere "science and technology" as a field of human activity that impacts the quality of life of people all over the planet. As a major field in "Applied Ethics", Science and Technology Ethics touch the domains of Bioethics, Medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Profession Ethics and Business Ethics. As a particular ethical methodological tool, Discourse Ethics as important approach in S&T Ethics will get special attention. With the help of countless examples from science, research, engineering, R&D, etc. in the history of European and Asian societies, the students will get a sense for the "Ethos" of science conduct on the one hand, and of the ethical and social implications of S&T on the other hand. While the former is a matter of "internal responsibility" of individual researchers and their institutions, the latter topic will address risk issues, responsibility for outcome of S&T progress, and the social construction of technology. Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology will be touched insofar as they have an impact on the reflection of what counts as "ethical" in the field of science conduct and technology assessment.

課程資訊

參考書目

主要參考書籍:

• P. Pruzan, Research Methodology. The Aims, Practices and Ethics of Science, Springer, Switzerland, 2016
• F. L. Macrina, Scientific Integrity: An Introductory Text with Cases, 4th edition, American Society for Microbiology Press, Washington, 2014;
• E. Shamoo, D. B. Resnik, Responsible Conduct of Research, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015
• S.O. Hansson (ed.), The Ethics of Technology. Methods and Approaches, Rowman & Littlefield Intl., London, 2017
• S.C. Greer, Elements of Ethics for Physical Scientists, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2017


參考書籍:

Science and Research Ethics:
a) Committee on Assessing Integrity in Research Environments (CAIRE), Integrity in Scientific Research, The National Academies Press, Washington, 2002;
b) S. Loue, Textbook of Research Ethics - Theory and Practice, Kluwer, New York, 2002;
c) National Academy of Sciences, On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research, 3rd Edition, National Academy Press, Washington DC, 2009;
d) D. B. Resnik, The Ethics of Science - An Introduction, Routledge, London, 1998;
e) K. S. Shrader-Frechette, Ethics of Scientific Research, Rowman&Littlefield, London, 1994;
f) A. Smith Iltis (Ed.), Research Ethics, Routledge, New York, 2006;
g) R. E. Spier (ed.), Science and Technology Ethics, Routledge, London, UK, 2001

Technology Assessment and Ethics:
a) M. Cotton, Ethics and Technology Assessment: A participatory approach, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2014
b) J.K. Berg Olson, S.A. Pedersen, V.F. Hendricks (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2009
c) P. Vermaas, P. Kroes, I. van de Poel, M. Franssen, W. Houkes, A Philosophy of Technology. From Technical Artefacts to Sociotechnical Systems, Morgan&Claypool Publishers, 2011
d) C. Mitcham (ed.), Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics, Thomson Gale, Famington Hills, 2005