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Tales of Research Misconduct

Publication year: 2017

ISBN: 978-3-319-65554-3

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This monograph contributes to the scientific misconduct debate from an oblique perspective, by analysing seven  novels devoted to this issue, namely: Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (1925), The affair by C.P. Snow (1960), Cantor’s Dilemma by Carl Djerassi (1989), Perlmann’s Silence by Pascal Mercier (1995), Intuition by Allegra Goodman (2006),  Solar by Ian McEwan (2010) and Derailment by Diederik Stapel (2012). Scientific misconduct, i.e. fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, but also other questionable research practices, have become a  focus of concern for academic communities worldwide, but also for managers, funders and publishers of research. The aforementioned novels offer intriguing windows into integrity challenges emerging in contemporary research practices.

Subject: Religion and Philosophy, Research integrity, Scientific misconduct, Science novels, Lacanian psychoanalysis, Continental philosophy of science, fabrication, falsification and plagiarism, depth ethics, scientific knowledge, Lacanian reading, continental philosophy, Ethics, Psychoanalysis Twentieth-Century Literature, Science, Humanities and Social, Sciences, multidisciplinary