The Ethics Blog

A blog from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Month: August 2016

We look for a PhD student

At CRB we seek new ways to study how people respond to health information, especially risk information, and how they make trade-offs between risks and benefits. We are right now looking for a PhD student who can work in one of these projects. The task involves both qualitative and quantitative work, including so-called Discrete Choice […]

Identifying individuals while protecting privacy

Research ethics is complex and requires considering issues from several perspectives simultaneously. I’ve written about the temptation to reduce research ethics to pure protection ethics. Then not as much needs to be kept in mind. Protection is the sole aim, and thinking begins to resemble the plot of an adventure film where the hero finally […]

Intending a philosophical system as the truth of life

What a joy it is to read a real philosopher! This summer I read David Hume and was puzzled by this question: Why is Hume so stimulating to read, when the experts’ comments to his philosophical system are so tedious? If the system is what’s important, shouldn’t the exposition of the system by knowledgeable commentators […]

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