Epistemological and ethical aspects of time in scientific research

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/10248
dc.identifier.uri https://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/10321
dc.contributor.author Jadreškić, Daria ger
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-08T09:23:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-08T09:23:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Jadreškić, Daria: Epistemological and ethical aspects of time in scientific research. Hannover : Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität, Diss., 2020, ix, 202 S. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15488/10248 ger
dc.description.abstract This dissertation explores the influence of time constraints on different research practices. The first two parts present case studies, which serve as a basis for discussing the epistemological and ethical implications of temporal limitations in scientific research. Part I is a case study on gravitational wave research, conducted by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. This exemplifies fundamental research – without immediate societal applications, open-ended in terms of timeline and in terms of research goals. It is based, in part, on qualitative interviews conducted with gravitational wave physicists. I show that considerations about time and speed play a role in every stage of research: goal setting, method design, and the evaluation and communication of results. Part II provides a case study on translational medicine, an approach explicitly dedicated to accelerating research in order to develop and implement new therapies. This epitomizes applied research with high social stakes, motivated by non-epistemic goals. Here, epistemic trade-offs between speed and reliability intersect with ethical trade-offs between different types of harms. In Part III, the insights from both of these case studies are used as the basis for a more general discussion concerning the pragmatic aspects of epistemic practices, especially in relation to current debates centered on the role of values in science. A particular focus is on the value of speed and the ability to generate reliable results, either via choice of methods, or via decisions about which goals to set, as well as decisions about when to stop further testing. The primary thesis of the dissertation is that pragmatic considerations stemming from limitations of resources are a necessary feature of the pursuit of epistemic aims, and that the epistemic is thus inherently pragmatic. eng
dc.language.iso eng ger
dc.publisher Hannover : Institutionelles Repositorium der Leibniz Universität Hannover
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 DE ger
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/de/ ger
dc.subject scientific practice eng
dc.subject gravitational wave research eng
dc.subject translational medicine eng
dc.subject values in science eng
dc.subject speed eng
dc.subject reliability eng
dc.subject ethical implications of research eng
dc.subject wissenschaftliche Praxis ger
dc.subject Gravitationswellenforschung ger
dc.subject translationale Medizin ger
dc.subject Werte in den Wissenschaften ger
dc.subject Geschwindigkeit ger
dc.subject Zuverlässigkeit ger
dc.subject ethische Implikationen der Forschung ger
dc.subject.ddc 100 | Philosophie ger
dc.title Epistemological and ethical aspects of time in scientific research eng
dc.type doctoralThesis ger
dc.type Text ger
dc.description.version publishedVersion ger
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