An alternative ethics for research: Levinas and the unheard voices and unseen faces

Saskia Vermeylen, Gordon Clark

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Some social scientists have criticised the workings of research-ethics committees because their biomedical model is ill-suited to social-science research in both practical and philosophical terms. In this paper we review these criticisms and propose an alternative approach to ethical review that is based on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-512
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Social Research Methodology
Issue number5
Early online date16 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017


  • research ethics
  • ethical review
  • post-research
  • Levinas
  • the Other
  • participant
  • researcher
  • social sciences

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