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March 22, 2013... A lot has been written lately about student cheating. But students are not the only ones breaking the rules. Over the past decade, the number of published articles withdrawn from biomedical and life-science journals has risen tenfold. This startling development was first reported in 2011, but...
March 22, 2013... Over the last half-century and more, as responsibility for decisions about medical care shifted from physicians to patients, "informed consent" emerged as a central ethical principle. Agreement to treatment, under this principle, is predicated on a free choice made by a competent patient. Being...
Ethics and the Limits of Evolutionary Psychology
March 22, 2013... Introduction In After Virtue, Alasdair MacIntyre offers a hilarious portrayal of philosopher G. E. Moore at Bloomsbury convincing his enraptured audience (it was not difficult) that their particular tastes in art and love reflected quasi-platonic values to which their exquisitely refined...
Science and Moral Life
March 22, 2013... Everywhere we turn we seem to be confronted by scientists and popularizers of science making claims that free will is an illusion, that reason plays little role in moral judgment, that the "neural foundations" of morality have been discovered, and the like. Moral behavior and judgment are...
From the Editors
March 22, 2013... The Ethics of Scholarship In these pages, we have often focused on questions of ethics--on what it means to be good, do good, live a good life, work towards a good world. Ethical questions weave their way through this issue as well in interesting ways, perhaps most obviously in our thematic...