Fostering integrity in research: Definitions, current knowledge, and future directions [Book Review]

Science and Engineering Ethics 12 (1):53-74 (2006)
  Copy   BIBTEX


This article is concerned with a discussion of the plausibility of the claim that GM technology has the potential to provide the hungry with sufficient food for subsistence. Following a brief outline of the potential applications of GM in this context, a history of the green revolution and its impact will be discussed in relation to the current developing world agriculture situation. Following a contemporary analysis of malnutrition, the claim that GM technology has the potential to provide the hungry with sufficient nourishment will be discussed within the domain of moral philosophy to determine whether there exists a moral obligation to pursue this end if and only if the technology proves to be relatively safe and effective. By using Peter Singer’s duty of moral rescue, I argue that we have a moral duty to assist the third world through the distribution of such GM plants. I conclude the paper by demonstrating that my argument can be supported by applying a version of the Precautionary Principle on the grounds that doing nothing might be worse for the current situation



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 86,403

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

A case for a duty to feed the hungry: GM plants and the third world.Lucy Carter - 2007 - Science and Engineering Ethics 13 (1):69-82.
Hempel's Dilemma and domains of physics.P. Bokulich - 2011 - Analysis 71 (4):646-651.
An investigation of the components of moral intensity.Bev Marshall & Philip Dewe - 1997 - Journal of Business Ethics 16 (5):521-529.
Contemporary moral controversies in technology.A. Pablo Iannone (ed.) - 1987 - New York: Oxford University Press.
E-teaching-panacea or crisis?Gerhard Chroust - 2003 - World Futures 59 (1):51 – 62.
Integrity and compromise in nursing ethics.Gerald R. Winslow - 1991 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 16 (3):307-323.
Engaging the Board: integrity, values and the Board agenda.Scott Lichtenstein, Les Higgins & Pat Dade - 2008 - International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics 4 (1):79.


Added to PP

70 (#200,267)

6 months
5 (#191,693)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?