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By Mike W. Martin

Creativity explores the ethical dimensions of creativity in technology in a scientific and entire manner. a piece of utilized philosophy, expert ethics, and philosophy of technology, the ebook argues that medical creativity frequently constitutes ethical creativity_the construction of recent and morally variable results. while, inventive goals have a gloomy aspect which can bring about specialist misconduct and damaging results on society and the surroundings.

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37 Here two points are important. First, scientific creativity and other intellectual virtues do tend to make moral contributions, directly or indirectly—that is a central theme developed throughout this book. Second, the same qualms about counting intellectual virtues as moral virtues can arise with many other moral virtues. Is the suicide bomber who willingly dies for his cause courageous, and is the Nazi guard who diligently performs his duties conscientious? Or instead, do the ideas of courage and conscientiousness apply only in cases where morally desirable ends are involved, making them dependent virtues?

13. See Alexander Bird, Thomas Kuhn (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000); and Peter Godfrey-Smith, Theory and Reality (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003), 75–101. 14. Philip Kitcher, Science, Truth, and Democracy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), 28. 15. A. J. Cropley, More Ways than One: Fostering Creativity (Norwood, NJ: Albex, 1992), 49. 16. Cf. Carl Rogers, “Toward a Theory of Creativity,” in The Creativity Question, ed. Albert Rothenberg and Carl R. Hausman, (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1976), 297; and Raymond S.

In science, the difficulties include risks of failure, years of hard work, self-doubt, intellectual complexity, and tolerance for doubt and uncertainty. Hence, there is a need for courage and perseverance in confronting dangers and hardships. The idea of intellectual courage might sound a bit overblown as applied to most creative scientists. It is not. There are genuine risks in trying to be creative in science, especially the risk of being wrong. Large research projects are gambles that often fail to yield important results.

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