Interpretation of collaborative virtue ethics of scientists

Wu Wenqing *

School of Philosophy, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030006, China.
Review Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 614–621
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.1657
Publication history: 
Received on 20 April 2024; revised on 05 June 2024; accepted on 08 June 2024
This article argues for the integration of collaborative virtue ethics into modern life, highlighting its foundation in the practices of contemporary science. It posits that the respect commanded by modern science is not due to a superior objective foundation, but to its embodiment of human synergy based on weak rationality and moral virtue. Drawing on Polanyi's concept of "coordination by mutual adjustment," the article illustrates how scientific progress results from the collective efforts and consensus of many individuals. This collaborative ethic, historically rooted in the evolution of scientific research from individual endeavors to organized teamwork, underscores the importance of mutual respect and cooperation. The discussion emphasizes that fostering team spirit, nationwide collaborative efforts, and valuing collective contributions are essential for addressing complex challenges in modern society.
Collaborative Virtues; Scientific Cooperation; Team-Based Accomplishments; Ethical Virtue in Science; Scientific Evaluation Mechanisms; Goal Succession; Intergenerational Cooperation; Collective Contributions; Synergistic Integration; Scientific Innovation
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