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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Frank, Prof. Dr. Luigi Campanella, Prof. Dr. Francesco Dondi, Jan Mehlich, Dr. Erich Leitner, Dr.-Ing. Giuseppe Rossi, Dr. Karine Ndjoko Ioset and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bringmann Ethics, Chemistry, and Education for Sustainability Angewandte Chemie International Edition 50

Version of Record online: 27 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201007599

Why do scientists avoid considerations about ethics and categorically deny precautionary principles? Is it because they do not adequately understand the emotional needs and fears of the general public? The authors argue that a central challenge in chemical education is conveying the philosophy of empathy; without it, the exclusively intellectual training of chemists results in heartless individuals who forget human needs and dreams. In addition, concrete examples are given from a course in applied ethics for chemistry students and a scholarship program in the Congo.

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