It is not uncommon that in disputes about scientific or philosophical questions the creed or persuasion of one of the parties in the discussion is referred to, implying that his view-point with regard to the controversial questions is not independent of this persuasion. To ask for the moral justification of this rather common procedure is to call attention to a number of problems in the ethics of scientific discourse, to the discussion of which this essay will be devoted.
KeywordsMoral Obligation Religious Community Scientific Discourse Philosophical Question Conscious Effort
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- 1.In order to keep the discussion as independent as possible from a personal element I purposely refrain from mentioning the names of the authors quoted.Google Scholar