Monday, July 21, 2008

Why can't we have a marriage of ethics and behavioral sciences?



Hunch: behavior science is short on ethics and rich in method and ethics is short on method. Independently, you've got a method that is subject to misuse, as in any technology, and a morality that cannot be achieved. Merge the two and you've got a way to determine the good life and a way to make it happen.

To see how they might reconcile their differences, read the paper in this blog called Behavioral Ethics: The Consent of the Subject of Behavior Research and Therapy.

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