In April 2002, the U.S. National Academies hosted an interacademy workshop involving participants from the United States and Iran on the topic of Science and Ethics. The explicit purposes of the workshop were (a) to engage important members of the American and Iranian scientific communities in meaningful discussions of the topic of science and ethics and particularly differences in the approaches in the west and in Islamic countries in general and Iran in particular, (b) to encourage greater participation by Iranian scientists in international scientific discussions by exposing them to seasoned veterans in international meetings, and (c) to identify specific topics and approaches that could be carried out by the Academies in the two countries to contribute to international understanding of the importance of considering the ethical dimensions of scientific research and related activities. This report includes documents prepared by four breakout groups and a statement on priority areas for future interacademy cooperation developed at the final plenary session. Also included are background papers prepared by some participants prior to the workshop that were not previously published.
Table of Contents
|Final Plenary Session: Areas for Future Cooperation||1-2|
|Ethics in Medicine||12-18|
|Ethics and Education||19-26|
|Appendix A Workshop Agenda||27-28|
|Appendix B Workshop Participants List||29-30|
|Appendix C Science and Ethics||31-34|
|Appendix D Cultivation of Human Values for Progress in Science, Eradication of Miseries, and the Attainment of Happiness||35-41|
|Appendix E Bioengineering Ethics: The Ethics of the Linkage Between Engineering and Biology1||42-50|
|Appendix F Evolutionary Organizing of Science||51-57|
|Appendix G Ethics in the Protection of the Environment||58-76|
|Appendix H Current Situation of Bioethics in Genetic Research in Iran||77-85|
|Appendix I Medical Ethics in the Life and Works of the Great Iranian Scholars||86-91|
|Appendix J (Intentionally Omitted)||92-96|
|Appendix K The Conditions of Moral Education||97-102|
|Appendix L Science and Technology Without Ethics Can Do Nothing for the Prosperity of Human Beings||103-104|
|Appendix M Extract from Report On Being a Scientist||105-106|
|Appendix N Extract from Report Honor in Science||107-114|
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