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Integrating Philosophy of Science Into Research on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in the Life Sciences

Lohse, Simon and Wasmer, Martin S. and Reydon, Thomas A. C. (2020) Integrating Philosophy of Science Into Research on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in the Life Sciences. [Preprint]

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This paper argues that research on normative issues in the life sciences will benefit from a tighter integration of philosophy of science. We examine research on ethical, legal and social issues in the life sciences (“ELSI”) and discuss three illustrative examples of normative issues that arise in different areas of the life sciences. These examples show that important normative questions are highly dependent on epistemic issues which so far have not been addressed sufficiently in ELSI, RRI and related areas of research. Accordingly, we argue for the integration of research on the epistemic aspects of the relevant areas of science into ELSI research to provide a better basis for addressing normative questions.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Lohse, Simonsimon.lohse@cells.uni-hannover.de
Wasmer, Martin S.
Reydon, Thomas A. C.
Keywords: bioethics, ELSI, RRI, interdisciplinarity, GMO, chimera, animal experimentation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Specific Sciences > Medicine
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: S. Lohse
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2020 03:25
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2020 03:25
Item ID: 18008
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Specific Sciences > Medicine
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: August 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18008

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