Was human experimentation on concentration to camp detainees vital in allowing evolution of thought? Is it ethical to have “pornographic” art on display at a public gallery where children go? Today I will be using the contrasting area of knowledge such as the arts and the natural sciences using perception and emotion as my ways of knowing. I will be addressing that perhaps ethical standards are necessary in preventing catastrophes in society but such standards should only limit the application not the production of knowledge.
- Introduction (Above)
- How ethical judgements limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in the arts followed by at least 2 examples
-Galileo believed that the earth revolved around the sun
-Censorship of “pornographic” art
-Musical creativity banned because of political messages
(Agreements are not universal)
- Where ethical judgements do not limit the production of knowledge in the arts
- (On the other hand…) How ethical judgements limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in the natural sciences followed by at least 2 examples
-Stem cell research, genetic modification and cloning- using aborted fetuses to research on illnesses
-Illegal organ smuggling in China
-Testing in Africa of HIV drugs
-Human experimentation on concentration camp detainees
(Agreements are usually universal)
- Where ethical judgements do not limit the production of knowledge in natural sciences
- Conclusion: Argue that ethical considerations should only limit the application, not the production of knowledge.