Presents the first comprehensive set of principles for an ethics of science communication
Covers ethical problems for science communication as a way to analyse what we need to do to create an ethics of science communication
Provides a tailor-made ethics of science communication based on principlism
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Table of contents (12 chapters)
About this book
This book presents the first comprehensive set of principles for an ethics of science communication. We all want to communicate science ethically, but how do we do so? What does being ethical when communicating science even mean? The authors argue that ethical reasoning is essential training for science communicators. The book provides an overview of the relationship between values, science, and communication. Ethical problems are examined to consider how to create an ethics of science communication. These issues range from the timing of communication, narratives, accuracy and persuasion, to funding and the client-public tension. The book offers a tailor-made ethics of science communication based on principlism. Case studies are used to demonstrate how this tailor-made ethics can be applied in practice.
- Science Communication
- Communication Ethics
- Epistemic Justice
- Public Understanding of Science
- Science Ethics
- research ethics
Authors and Affiliations
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
About the authors
Dr. Fabien Medvecky is a science communication academic at the Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago, New Zealand. He holds a PhD in Philosophy and works at the intersection between values, science, and society.
Professor Joan Leach is the Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University. She wants science communication to be oriented toward the public good and thinks discussions of ethics are a good place to start.
Book Title: An Ethics of Science Communication
Authors: Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot Cham
eBook Packages: Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-32115-4Published: 13 November 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-32116-1Published: 01 November 2019
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XII, 123
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
Topics: Media and Communication, Science and Technology Studies, Science Ethics