Creativity: Ethics and Excellence in Science by Mike W. Martin

By Mike W. Martin

Creativity explores the ethical dimensions of creativity in technological know-how in a scientific and entire means. a piece of utilized philosophy, specialist ethics, and philosophy of technological know-how, the publication argues that clinical creativity frequently constitutes ethical creativity_the creation of latest and morally variable results. while, inventive targets have a gloomy facet which may result in specialist misconduct and destructive results on society and the surroundings.

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Cf. Mike W. Martin, Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), 125–27, 184–86. ”1 Such individuals might be motivated primarily by caring for goods that are usually considered non-moral, such as scientific truth, aesthetic appreciation, and creative achievement. Yet, paradoxically, these creative individuals often benefit humanity far more than they could have through direct moral or philanthropic service. This creativity paradox has been given less attention than paradoxes of self-interest and altruism, but it contains an important insight about moral motivation.

Darwin is passionately committed to pursuing scientific understanding. 1 The love begins during his early teenage years, develops during the five years he serves as the resident naturalist aboard the Beagle, and continues throughout three decades of creative work in which he publishes the Origin of Species, the Descent of Man, and a dozen additional books. Throughout his life, Darwin focuses on the sciences that were directly relevant to the theory for which he is most famous, the evolution of species from a common ancestor by means of natural selection.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity (New York: Harper Collins, 1996), 6, 29–30. 10. Cf. Nancy C. Andreasen, The Creating Brain (New York: Dana Press, 2005), 14–16. 11. For example, see The Nature of Truth, ed. Michael P. Lynch (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001). 12. Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 3rd ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996), 175. 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.

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