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The role of ethics in science and engineering.

Summary of "The role of ethics in science and engineering."

It is generally thought that science and engineering should never cross certain ethical lines. The idea connects ethics to science and engineering, but it frames the relationship in a misleading way. Moral notions and practices inevitably influence and are influenced by science and engineering. The important question is how such interactions should take place. Anticipatory ethics is a new approach that integrates ethics into technological development.

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Department of Science, Technology, and Society, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904.

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Name: Trends in biotechnology
ISSN: 1879-3096
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