Ethical standards of the work of historians in the specific
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Normy etyczne pracy naukowej historyka w kontekście specyfiki naukowego poznania historycznego
Ethical standards of the work of historians in the specific context of historical cognition

Author(s): Gabriel Piotr Urban
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Archaeology, Cultural history, Comparative history, Diplomatic history, Economic history, Ethnohistory, History of ideas, Local History / Microhistory, Military history, Oral history, Political history, Social history, Gender history, Ancient World, Middle Ages, Modern Age, Recent History (1900 till today), Special Historiographies:
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe GRADO
Keywords: history; ethics; methodology; historical policy

Summary/Abstract: The existing „Code of Ethics for Employees” in Poland, as well as other documents prepared by representatives of all sciences gathered in research institutes of the appropriate reputation, do not in themselves distinguish between the specific characteristics of particular fields, especially between the humanities and nature sciences, The scientist in itself based on the general ethical standards in force in the European cultural circle. The purpose of this article is to attempt to exemplify the ethical dangers inherent in its scientific activity, and which derives from the specificity of the theory of historical cognition, whose verification differs fundamentally from the verification of conclusions formulated by rigorous sciences or social sciences based on statistical methods. This task was also undertaken with an indication of differences in the intensity of problematic ethical issues depending on the intent and object of historical research.

  • Issue Year: 5/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 153-168
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish