HYLE

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PHILOSOPHY OF CHEMISTRY

ISSN 1433-5158

ETHICAL CASES STUDIES OF CHEMISTRY

edited by Tom Børsen & Joachim Schummer

Introductory Material

1. Intentional Misuse and Misconduct

1.1 Scientific Misconduct

1.2 Weapons Research

1.3 Addictive Drugs Production

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2. Unforeseen Local Consequences

2.1 Industrial Desasters

  • "Corporate and Governmental Responsibilities for Preventing Chemical Disasters: Lessons from Bhopal" (forthcoming) by Ingrid Eckerman (Stockholm, Sweden) & Tom Børsen (Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark)

2.2 Adverse Effects of Pharmaceuticals

2.3 Chemical Waste Deposal

3. Global and Long-Term Influences and Challenges

3.1 Global Environmental Pollution

3.2 Green Chemistry

3.3 Chemical Climate Prediction and Engineering

  • Ethics of Climate Engineering (forthcoming) by Dane Scott (University of Montana, USA)

3.4 Intergenerational Justice (Sustainability/Recycling)

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3.5 Global Justice (Impact on Developing Countries)

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4. Challenging Human Culture

4.1 Human Enhancement

4.2 Creating Artificial Life

4.3 Intellectual Property Rights (Patenting DNA)

  • Ethical and Legal Issues of Patenting DNA

4.4 Natural versus Chemical

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5. Codes and Regulations

5.1 Codes of Conduct

  • The American Chemical Society's Code of Conduct (in preparation), by Jeffrey Kovac (University of Tennessee, USA)

5.2 Chemical Regulation


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