Creativity explores the moral dimensions of creativity in science in a systematic and comprehensive way. A work of applied philosophy, professional ethics, and philosophy of science, the book argues that scientific creativity often constitutes moral creativity-the production of new and morally variable outcomes. At the same time, creative ambitions have a dark side that can lead to professional misconduct and harmful effects on society and the environment.
Mike W. Martin is professor of philosophy at Chapman University. He is the author of twelve books, including Ethics in Engineering (McGraw-Hill) and Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics (Oxford).