The Social Value of Knowledge in Medical Research

Felicitas Holzer

Affiliation: University of Buenos Aires

Keywords: social value of knowledge, medical research, bioethics, symposium

Categories: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

DOI: 10.17160/josha.3.6.243

Languages: English

The “socially valuable knowledge” (SVK) principle has been widely acknowledged as one of the most important guiding principles for research involving human subjects. In this presentation, Felicitas Holzer reconstructs the main arguments of the discussion between defenders and debunkers of the SVK principle and offer a third way to consider the social value of knowledge in research studies. PICTURE: John Tun Sein, Untitled 2016.

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