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dc.contributor.authorCowan, C. K.
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-26T22:38:32Z
dc.date.available2013-03-26T22:38:32Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5307
dc.description.abstractThis report explores the relationships between science and ethics. I propose that our science is governed by an ethical system which is outdated and inappropriate for the task. Findings in the field of sub-atomic physics indicate the world is made up of interconnected and interdependent systems at the most fundamental level. As this is our best scientific knowledge, any discipline not based on a similar holistic world-view is not 'scientific'. A case study of government science restructuring in New Zealand illustrates how one 'unscientific' discipline (economics) is being used to determine the role of science. This is likely to hinder the advancement of good science thus leading to poorer scientific modelling for other disciplines. In my conclusion I state the importance of society adopting a scientific systems world-view and call for more 'scientific' thinking by society at large.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectscienceen
dc.subjectethicsen
dc.subjectworldviewsen
dc.subjectresource managementen
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten
dc.subjectholisticen
dc.titleScience and ethics : a new environmental paradigmen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.contributor.unitCentre for Resource Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsThis digital dissertation can only be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc2201 Applied Ethicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc160507 Environment Policyen
dc.subject.anzsrc220303 Environmental Philosophyen


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