17.02.2009: Introduction to good scientific practice

Workshop "Introduction to good scientific practice" by Rainer Brömer.


Please, read the texts carefully and clarify for yourselves the issues addressed.

Think of an argument why it is relevant for scientists to reflect ethical and theoretical aspects of science TOGETHER.

A few hints:

-- Can we say that "what is true is right" (naturalism)?

-- If we don’t have direct access to true knowledge, should moral concerns govern the way we interpret our data ( social constructionism)?

-- How do we respond to "dual use" research, which is presented as being aimed at supporting people in need, but may well lead to their discrimination (e.g., "individualised medicine")

--Additional question: Is it conceivable that truth claims established in one culture may not make sense in a different one (multiculturalism)?"

February 17, 2009

10 a.m. -2.30 p.m.

Newton Raum, Staudinger Weg 9