The SSLIS Seminar - Bengt Brülde: The social responsibility of the researcher

There is widespread agreement that the central aim of research is to create new knowledge or new methods that can help in generating new knowledge. But there is also a widespread view that the social responsibility of researchers goes beyond this and that we should try in different ways to contribute to a better world. Such an aspiration should perhaps guide the choice of research questions and/or the dissemination of research findings to the public, but there are more possibilities than these. So how far should the social responsibility of the researcher extend and what forms should this responsibility take?

Bengt Brülde is Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Gothenburg and Chair of the SRC expert group on research ethics.

Bengt Brülde's personal profile at the University of Gothenburg (external link): https://www.gu.se/en/about/find-staff/bengtbrulde