Collection Description

Research Ethics Philosophical

Research ethics philosophical focuses on the relations and differences between ethics and research, between on one side an instrumental rationality, which rules sciences and technical innovation, and the ethical dimension of the human action. It gathers documents on research understood philosophically as, on one side, a possible way to renew life, thus on research as an ethics of utopias. Utopias offer a glimpse of an alternative to dominant system dissatisfaction, open the image of a world not yet in existence that is different from and better than the world we inhabit now.
Research norms and values mean on the other hand concrete applications, in various fields, on ethics in research involving human beings. Setting research standards in empirical sciences and publication related research, finding rules and common praxis to reaffirm the anthropological ground of knowledge formation and erudition is a long path, a field in development, coextensive with that of ethics in higher education, and permeable to technological evolutions inside our societies. 

Classification tree: Overview

ED0    Reference works
ED1    Research as ethics: philosophical and historical approaches on research as being in search of meaning
ED2    Utopias as systematic models of being in search
ED3    Research and political legitimation and justification
ED4    Research ethics as philosophical enquiry by geographical areas in international higher education

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Classification tree: Details

ED0     Reference works
             ED01    Bibliographies
             ED02    Case studies
             ED03    Codes of ethics in all disciplines as self-regulatory framework
             ED04    Educational resources
             ED05    Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
             ED06    Manuals/Handbooks
             ED07    Methodologies/Theories
             ED08    Theses/Dissertations

ED1      Research as ethics: philosophical and historical approaches on research as being in search of meaning
             ED101   Self-knowledge and the value of being is search for life
             ED102   The Man as means of all knowledge (Protagoras) and Greek academic skepticism (Pyrrho of Elis,
                            Sextus Empiricus)
             ED103   Renaissance humanism as the utopia of the critical renovation of resources of the past as
                            pretention to be a global and universal framework oriented toward the future
             ED104   Humanistic measure of knowledge and education as the birth of the Modern subject
                            (Montaigne, Spinoza and Pascal)
             ED105   Early Modern, and the first developments of critical thinking and the invention of modern
                            anthropology and the first person point of view on a universal foundation of all knowledge:
                            (I. Kant, W. Dilthey and E. Husserl)

ED2      Utopias as systematic models of being in search 
             ED201   Phenomenology and the (individual) ethical experience based approach as model for describing
                            research as being in search of meaning
             ED202   The ethical aim of reconstructing first person experience as foundation across each sciences
             ED203   Method of epochè: allowing for all judgments about non-evident matters to be suspended as
                            meta-ethical realist exit point against cultural relativism
             ED204   Ethical limits of the naturalistic reduction of the reality
             ED205   The person as holistic basis for education and research:
             ED206   Christian and non-Christian person (E. Stein, the Munich School, various phenomenological
                            traditions)
             ED207   Philosophy, temporality and transcendence (Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy)
             ED208   The art of interpretation as late modern utopia: The critical potentials of interpretation and
                            critics as pretention of universality
             ED209   A way between dualities and simplistic polarities: hermeneutical understanding of critical
                            thinking: the inquiry as conversation,
             ED210   Self-narrative based research: a path comfortable with ambiguity
             ED211   Research and the ethics of communication (Habermas, the Frankfurt School and critical theory)
             ED212   New utopias: solidarity from the point of view of the hermeneutic tradition in research:
                           the method of deconstruction with Derrida, the point of view of alterity and the face to face
                           contact with the other with Levinas
             ED213  Theological hermeneutic and philosophical hermeneutic in dialogue: how Christian, Buddhist
                           narratives can shape and unify our self-narrative.

ED3      Research and political legitimation and justification
              ED301  State based centralized research (national research funds / royal academies)
              ED302  Community based political radical justification of the aim of research
              ED303  Liberty principle, human right or natural rights justification of the aim of research
              ED304  Civil society organized research as multi-stakeholder standards
              ED305  How democratic and participative research can/should be?
              ED306  A right of civil society to decide what research should be or should not be permitted
              ED307  Role of Churches and religious institutions in democratizing research and education
              ED308  Historical development of formal codes and statement
              ED309  Research Ethics Committees


ED4       Research ethics as philosophical enquiry by geographical areas in international higher education
               ED401  Global level
               ED402  Continental level
               ED403  Asia -Oceania
               ED404  Africa
               ED405  Europe
               ED406  Latin America
               ED407  North America

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