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An Ethics of Science Communication

  • Fabien Medvecky
  • Joan Leach
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
    Pages 1-14
  3. Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
    Pages 15-21
  4. Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
    Pages 23-31
  5. Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
    Pages 33-39
  6. Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
    Pages 41-52
  7. Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
    Pages 53-61
  8. Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
    Pages 63-72
  9. Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
    Pages 73-81
  10. Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
    Pages 93-101
  11. Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
    Pages 103-111
  12. Fabien Medvecky, Joan Leach
    Pages 113-119
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 121-123

About this book

Introduction

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.

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.  

Keywords

Science Communication Communication Ethics Epistemic Justice Public Understanding of Science Science Ethics

Authors and affiliations

  • Fabien Medvecky
    • 1
  • Joan Leach
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.The Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32116-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-32115-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-32116-1
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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