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The dual-use problem, scientific isolationism and the division of moral labour

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The dual-use problem is an ethical quandary sometimes faced by scientists and others in a position to influence the creation or dissemination of scientific knowledge. It arises when (i) an agent is considering whether to pursue some project likely to result in the creation or dissemination of scientific knowledge, (ii) that knowledge could be used in both morally desirable and morally undesirable ways, and (iii) the risk of undesirable use is sufficiently high that it is not clear that the ag...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s40592-014-0004-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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Douglas, T
Grant:
WT087211 AND 100705/Z/12/Z
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Grant:
WT087211, 100705/Z/12/677Z
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Monash Bioethics Review Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
86-105
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1836-6716
ISSN:
1321-2753
Language:
English
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2015-01-23

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