Scientific deceit


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Article
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Abstract

jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pThis paper argues for a novel account of deceitful scientific communication, as “wishful speaking”. This concept is of relevance both to philosophy of science and to discussions of the ethics of lying and misleading. Section 1 outlines a case-study of “ghost-managed” research. Section 2 introduces the concept of “wishful speaking” and shows how it relates to other forms of misleading communication. Sections 3–5 consider some complications raised by the example of pharmaceutical research; concerning the ethics of silence; how research strategies—as well as the communication of results—may be misleading; and questions of multiple authorship. The conclusion suggests some more general conclusions.</jats:p>

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Keywords
Deceit, Value free ideal, Research ethics, Group authorship, Social epistemology
Journal Title
Synthese
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Journal ISSN
0039-7857
1573-0964
Volume Title
198
Publisher
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Sponsorship
Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) (unknown)