Responsibility of Scientists in Modern Society(Science Today)

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  • 科学者の社会的責任の現代的課題(科学は今…)
  • 科学は今… 科学者の社会的責任の現代的課題
  • カガク ワ イマ カガクシャ ノ シャカイテキ セキニン ノ ゲンダイテキ カダイ

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This study aims to investigate contemporary challenges on Scientists' Social Responsibility (SSR) in modern society. Although before WWII, SSR had been defined as to contribute to national prosperity, after WWII, SSR had meaning of the responsibility of misusage of science, like atomic bombs and atomic weapons. Nowadays, since the word of responsibility comes from "response" and "ability", "response to public inquiry" becomes one of the most important points of SSR. On the basis of these pre-surveys, we can classify SSR into three major categories; A) Responsible conduct of research (not to fabricate data, etc.), B) Responsible Product (considering effect of genetically modified engineering or reproductive medicine, etc.), and C) Response-ability to public inquiries.


  • Butsuri

    Butsuri 65 (3), 172-180, 2010-03-05

    The Physical Society of Japan

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