The other human-subject experiments

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    Although deceptive psychology experiments receive less attention than some forms of medical research, they pose similar moral challenges. These challenges mainly concern the use of human subjects and intentional deception. Psychologists provide an argument to justify this deception. But what is an essentially utilitarian argument too often includes faulty comparisons and dubious accounts of risks and benefits. Commentators in other areas of human-subject research might examine this argument and the assumptions behind it. Bioethics commentators seem especially well-positioned for this task.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)161-171
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Medicine and Philosophy
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - 1 Apr 1997


    • Deception
    • Human experiments
    • Psychology
    • Utilitarianism


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