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Tales of research misconduct : a Lacanian diagnostics of integrity challenges in science novels / Hub Zwart.

Author/Creator:
Zwart, Hub, 1960- author.
Publication:
Cham, Switzerland : Springer Open, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 263 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Series:
Library of ethics and applied philosophy ; v. 36.
Library of ethics and applied philosophy, 1387-6678 ; volume 36
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Subjects:
Truthfulness and falsehood in literature.
Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Literature -- Psychological aspects.
Research in literature.
Science in literature.
Ethics in literature.
Fraud in science.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Psychoanalysis.
Form/Genre:
Case studies.
Summary:
This monograph contributes to the scientific misconduct debate from an oblique perspective, by analysing seven novels devoted to this issue, namely: 'Arrowsmith' by Sinclair Lewis (1925), 'The affair' by C.P. Snow (1960), 'Cantor's Dilemma' by Carl Djerassi (1989), 'Perlmann's Silence' by Pascal Mercier (1995), 'Intuition' by Allegra Goodman (2006), 'Solar' by Ian McEwan (2010) and 'Derailment' by Diederik Stapel (2012). Scientific misconduct, i.e. fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, but also other questionable research practices, have become a focus of concern for academic communities worldwide, but also for managers, funders and publishers of research. The aforementioned novels offer intriguing windows into integrity challenges emerging in contemporary research practices. They are analysed from a continental philosophical perspective, providing a stage where various voices, positions and modes of discourse are mutually exposed to one another, so that they critically address and question one another.
ISBN:
9783319655536
3319655531
9783319655543
OCLC:
994639583