Journal of
Philosophy and Culture

  • Abbreviation: J. Philos. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0855-6660
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPC
  • Start Year: 2004
  • Published Articles: 57


Ethics interrogating the physical sciences in an insecure society

Terfa Kahaga Anjov
  • Terfa Kahaga Anjov
  • Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 10 October 2022
  •  Accepted: 10 October 2023
  •  Published: 31 October 2023


There is no doubt that the world we live in is a world of contradictions. To a layperson, both sides appear parallel without a meeting point. However, for the critical thinker and philosopher, opposites are like two sides of a coin. Each side is necessary for the coin to have value and be used as a valuable material. Efforts are made to identify the perennial conflicts of interest between ethicists and physical scientists who serve humanity around the world. This article aims to explore the interactive effects of ethics on physical scientists as they respond to recent events in the world of science. The paper adopts a qualitative research design and uses an evaluative method to analyze the data collected from the available literature. It is discovered that the products of physical scientists are cherished because they are value-based. The findings of physical scientists are valued by ethicists, a fact evident in available codes of ethics in different professions. Any attempt to prioritize one over the other would lead to a state of disequilibrium. The consequences of such preferences can be severe, as demonstrated by the unethical release of the Coronavirus from China. This leads to the conclusion that ethics plays an all-encompassing role. No progress can be considered genuine without subjecting the results of actions to ethical evaluation. It is critical to make ethics a formidable guide in the production of outcomes in scientific processes.

Key words: Ethics, physical sciences, insecurity, applied ethics, plagiarism.