Developing Virtues in the Practice of Science
- To investigate the virtues cultivated by scientific practice, namely, the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional dispositions to act in ways that advance the good of the individual and a given community.
- Colloquium at the University Notre Dame
- Colloquium at Durham University
- Workshop at the University of Notre Dame
- Conference at the Notre Dame London Global Gateway
- Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Graduate Student Fellowships
The project team of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from a variety of fields – psychology, anthropology, philosophy, theology, and history – uses broad surveys and intensive ethnographic studies to examine dispositions correlated with laboratory research in biology. Drawing on existing literature and original research, the team considers how these dispositions might sustain or impede human flourishing in both science and other contexts, including familial, religious, and civic communities. A smaller study of musical ensembles provides a contrasting look at highly-trained, cooperative teamwork in a non-scientific field. Research will be conducted at both the University of Notre Dame and Durham University.
Project News & Media
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Apr 5 2018
Lecture – Auditorium, Eck Visitors Center
Apr 5 2018
Workshop – 200 McKenna Hall
Sep 7 2017
Colloquium – Durham University
Sep 2 2016
Lecture – 210-214 McKenna Hall
Sep 1 2016
Colloquium – 200 McKenna Hall
Apr 19 2016
Robert Pennock, The Curious Character of the Scientist: Preliminary Results of a National Study of the Scientific Virtues
Lecture – 207 DeBartolo Hall
Bezuidenhout, Louise, Sabina Leonelli, Ann H. Kelly, and Brian Rappert. " '$100 Is Not Too Much to You': Open Access and Neglected Accessibilities for Scientific Research in Africa." Critical Public Health 27.1 (2017): 39–49.
Bezuidenhout, Louise, and M. Morrison. "Between Scylla and Charybdis: Reconciling Competing Data Management Demands in the Life Sciences." BMC Medical Ethics 17.1 (2016): 29.
Bezuidenhout, Louise, Sabina Leonelli, Ann H. Kelly, and Brian Rappert. "Beyond the Digital Divide: Towards a Situated Approach to Open Data." Science and Public Policy 44.1 (2016): 464–75.
Bezuidenhout, Louise. “The Relational Responsibilities of Scientists: (Re) considering Science as a Practice.” Research Ethics 13.2 (2017): 65–83.
Bezuidenhout, Louise, and Nathaniel Warne. “Should We All be Scientists? Re-thinking Laboratory Research as a Calling.” Science and Engineering Ethics (2017): 1–19.
Bezuidenhout, Louise. “Technology Transfer and True Transformation: Implications for Open Data.” Data Science Journal 16 (2017): 26.
Deane-Drummond, Celia. "Empathy and the Evolution of Compassion: From Deep History to Infused Virtue." Zygon 52:1 (2017): 258–78.
Dumler-Winckler, Emily. “Can Genius be Taught? Emerson’s Genius and the Virtues of Modern Science.” Journal of Moral Education (2018).
Ratti, Emanuele. "The End of “Small Biology”? Some Thoughts about Biomedicine and Big Science." Big Data & Society 3.2 (2016): 1–6.
Ratti, Emanuele. “‘Models of’ and ‘Models for’: On the Relation between Mechanistic Models and Experimental Strategies in Molecular Biology.” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (2018).
Warne, Nathaniel A. “Learning to See the World Again: Josef Pieper on Philosophy, Prudence, and the University.” Journal of Moral Education (2018).