Performing experiments with animals requires that professionals regard their research works as rational acts and aim to concrete, logic and prudent (phronesis) acts. This intellectual virtue is the one Aristotle speaks about in his Nicomachean Ethics, which alludes the right intention in human acts. This paper reflects about phronesis and the way it makes a contribution to the scientists who work with animals, in order to help them taking reflected decisions that are sustained on the information required and necessary in order to avoid harming other life forms. Intellectual virtues are fundamental for the development of science that aims to find the truth and the right reasoning. The good habits that can make intellectual virtues more perfect are a solid base to form the researcheŕs character.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Professional and ethical responsibility in experiments with animals: A look from prudence as a virtue|
|Número de páginas||10|
|Publicación||Revista Lasallista de Investigacion|
|Estado||Publicada - 2013|
- Experiments with animals
- Professional ethics