Introducing the Center for Ethics of Science and Technology
Introducing the Centerof Ethics of Science andTechnology Soraj Hongladarom Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Rationale•Rapid advances in science andtechnology, especially as they affectdeveloping countries.•Need for systematic thinking and researchon ethical and social implications of S&T•University established the Center in 2006as an interdisciplinary research unit.
Objectives•Conduct research•Collaborate with other centers•Teach courses related bioethics, computerethics, etc.•Organizeconferences, seminars, workshops.
Students•Jerd Bandasak oConcept of agency on the Internet•Nattika Krongyuth oPhilosophy of education•Theptawee Chokevasin oImplications of nanotechnology oMobile computing and ethics•Pimonpan Chaianan oWeb 2.0 and Thai politics
Past Projects (selected)ASEAN LEMLIFE Project - 2004 - 2005 Collaboration between ASEAN and EUuniversities Legal, ethical and managementaspects of biomedical sciences Emphasis on development of coursecontent and curricula rather than research
Past Projects•Science in Thai Society and Culture oSupported by National Research Council•Aims at understanding the role cultureand history play in the development of S&Tin Thai context• Book - Science in Thai Society and Culture
ProjectsSoraj Hongladarom Computer/information ethics Construction of Self in OnlineWorld Bioethics Ethical implications of Old Age Buddhist perspective on humanvulnerability
ProjectsSomparn Promta Buddhist perspectives in bioethics:cloning, stem cell research, aging, death,abortion, etc. Buddhism and art/music