New course offering in Ethics for the Sciences

PHIL 337 is intended for students across disciplines but will particularly appeal to those in the social and natural sciences. 

Instructor: Dr. Alison Wylie | | Syllabus

The course will provide a general introduction to ethics issues that are raised by the (non-medical) social and natural sciences. It is organized around three central questions:

  • what counts as “responsible conduct of research” (RCR)?
  • who is accountable for the social and environmental impacts of research?
  • what role do social values play in scientific practice?