International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)



Science in the Corona pandemic: between demand and reality

Blog article by Uta Müller

For weeks, scientific experts have been interviewed in all media with regard to their research and knowledge about the corona virus. They are also expected to give their opinions on how to act - with clear recommendations for political decisions, but also for the actions of us citizens. My interest in this paper is not primarily ethical, but rather science theoretical - I consider the role of science as practice, i.e. in action and decision contexts of our society.