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Laws 2014, 3(3), 509-528; doi:10.3390/laws3030509

From Research “Involving” Humans to Research “Affecting” Humans: A Proposal for a Principled Expansion of Research Ethics’ Jurisdiction to Create Traction for a Philosophy of Technology

Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall, 57 Louis Pasteur Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada
Received: 29 April 2014 / Revised: 8 July 2014 / Accepted: 28 July 2014 / Published: 4 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Technology, Social Media and Law)
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The field of research ethics offers a new approach to addressing the issues created by the unchecked development of technology. Research ethics could make a contribution, both substantively and procedurally, to help create a framework for reviewing the social and political consequences of actual or proposed technological developments. This paper puts forth a proposal for a principled expansion of research ethics’ jurisdiction, specifically a move from “Research Involving Humans” to “Research Affecting Humans”, and undertakes a case study of “Web 2.0” to analyze whether a philosophy of technology based on research ethics might work. View Full-Text
Keywords: philosophy of technology; research ethics; online anonymity philosophy of technology; research ethics; online anonymity
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Saginur, M. From Research “Involving” Humans to Research “Affecting” Humans: A Proposal for a Principled Expansion of Research Ethics’ Jurisdiction to Create Traction for a Philosophy of Technology. Laws 2014, 3, 509-528.

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