The Ethics of Today's Science and Technology

A German-Chinese Approach

Edited by: Wenchao Li, Hans Poser

Beneath the discussion and clarification of problems, of which both sides agreed to have them in common and which are documented in this volume, one of the important insights on both sides had been disagreements depending on a different way in seeing, articulating and reflecting on these problems. So, the English term 'science', in differing from the German 'Wissenschaft' (which includes not only sciences of nature, but also humanities), is meant in the Western tradition as the 'uninterested' research for truth, especially for most general laws; but the Chinese understanding seems to be characterized by an immediate connection of science and its practical use.

304 pages

Publication Date: 7/28/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825813635