What is the relationship between scientific research and ethics? Some think that science should be free from ethical and political considerations. Biomedical Research and Beyond  argues that ethical guidance is essential for all forms of inquiry, including biomedical and scientific research. By addressing some of the most controversial questions of biomedical research, such as embryonic research, animal research, and genetic enhancement research, the author argues for a rich moral framework for the ethics of inquiry, based on the ideal of human flourishing. He then looks at other areas of inquiry, such as journalistic ethics, and military investigation, to see how similar they are to the ethics of scientific research. Finally, he looks at the virtues that must play a role in any life that is devoted to research and inquiry as a vocational commitment.

chapter 1|18 pages

Is There an Ethics of Inquiry?

chapter 2|12 pages

Core Concepts in the Ethics of Inquiry

chapter 3|19 pages

Questions of Consent

chapter 4|15 pages

Fairness and Truth-Telling

chapter 5|14 pages

The Ethics of Human Embryo Research

chapter 6|13 pages

Animal Research and Animal Rights

chapter 8|18 pages

The Scientifi c Profession and the State

chapter 9|16 pages

Science and the Sovereignty of the State

chapter 12|29 pages

The Virtues of Inquiry