An Ethics of Science Communication

Authors: Medvecky, Fabien, Leach, Joan

Free Preview
  • 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
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32116-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32115-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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.

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.  


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32116-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32115-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Ethics of Science Communication
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32116-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32116-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32115-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 123
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
Topics