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When these people had their papers published, they agreed to have their names associated with the papers. They took responsibility for the correctness of the papers' content. If the papers are correct, they get rewarded. If the papers are incorrect, they get punished. If they did not want their reputations to be tarnished, then they should not have ...


Yes, it is fair. Putting out fraudulent scientific information is contaminating, damaging, and retarding to all the rest of society for an indefinite amount of time into the future. Shaming and banning those who do it is an equitable response. We can do better by making sure that it is widely known that this is the end result. We should all communicate and ...


Yes, but not in the way you're thinking. No, covering up a given researcher's misdeeds because their research is so important isn't acceptable under academic ethics, both under deontological ethics, but also under utilitarian ethics: almost all research is incremental in nature, with the potential direct human benefit being very small. Things like curing ...


Deontological and utilitarian ethics usually lead to the same course of action, so the premise of the question is incorrect. Usually, both forms of ethics "have a place." Your examples of utilitarian courses of action that break the rules are not actually the best way to achieve the desired result. They are not utilitarian.

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