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The role of philosophy of science in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): the case of nanomedicine

Overview of attention for article published in Life Sciences, Society and Policy, April 2014
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Title
The role of philosophy of science in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): the case of nanomedicine
Published in
Life Sciences, Society and Policy, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/s40504-014-0005-8
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Authors

Gry Oftedal

Abstract

Research on ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA) of life sciences and new technologies has mainly been focused on impacts and consequences, while the emerging framework of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) focuses rather on increased involvement and reflexivity in research processes to foster science and technology that better answers the needs of society. I argue that philosophy of science should be a central feature of RRI and demonstrate how the philosophy of science can contribute in this sense. I show how investigating basic assumptions in research, here exemplified by reductive assumptions in causal modeling, can have important ethical and societal implications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 52 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 33%
Researcher 13 24%
Student > Master 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 3 5%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 3 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 14 25%
Philosophy 8 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 9%
Arts and Humanities 3 5%
Other 15 27%
Unknown 4 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 April 2015.
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