Reiss, Julian (2010) In favour of a millian proposal to reform biomedical research. Synthese, 177 (3). pp. 427-447. ISSN 0039-7857
One way to make philosophy of science more socially relevant is to attend to specific scientific practises that affect society to a great extent. One such practise is biomedical research. This paper looks at contemporary U.S. biomedical research in particular and argues that it suffers from important epistemic, moral and socio-economic failings. It then discusses and criticises existing approaches to improve on the status quo, most prominently by Thomas Pogge (a political philosopher), Joseph Stiglitz (a Nobel-prize winning economist) and James Robert Brown (a philosopher of science). Finally, it sketches an alternative proposal and argues for its superiority. The proposal has four components: changing the intellectual property regime; instituting independent clinical research; aligning innovators’ and patients’ interests; and enacting additional regulation.
|Additional Information:||© 2010 Springer|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine|
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)|
|Date Deposited:||08 Jun 2011 10:09|
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