Discussion on the Social Responsibility of Scientists and Engineers Revisited

과학기술자의 사회적 책임에 관한 논의의 재검토

  • 송성수 (부산대학교 교양교육원)
  • Published : 2008.06.30

Abstract

This paper investigates conditions, issues, and themes in the social responsibility of scientists and engineers by the examination of various materials in science and technology studies(STS). Firstly, the institutionalization of science and technology in society works as a objective conditions for the responsibility of scientists and engineers. Secondly, discussion on scientists and engineers as professionals should be complemented by focusing on the public character of science and technology. Thirdly, various social relevant groups should be comprehensively considered in the ethical conflicts of scientists and engineers. Finally, this paper suggests some themes in science and engineering ethics to strengthen the social responsibility of scientists and engineers.

Keywords

Social Responsibility of Scientists and Engineers;Science and Technology Studies;Institutionalization of Science and Technology;Profession;Ethical Conflicts;Science and Engineering Ethics

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