The knowledge available is sometimes limited by ethical judgments but it depends on each human being how much would that knowledge could be limited for both natural sciences and arts depending on the aims and focuses that the scientist, artist or viewer on it respective case if the morals and ethical judgments of supposed person are against something this person will never dig into it however there is people that think different, were rose different and will work on something that may not be popular for others but it is for some other ones.
As an example ethical judgment I researched a not well known research program from the U.S. military which promise to become a revolution for wars and combats in the future, it also promises to make the U.S. soldiers faster, stronger, tougher, smarter and more lethal, than I think they already are today.
The name of the research program name is TALOS which stands for Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit which is meant to be an exoskeleton that will help the soldier in the development of its operations, the armor is also supposed to give the soldier strength, speed and resistance, it will also control the soldier’s temperature. Some people might think well this sounds like a good idea, it is for the good of the troops, but it is a double-edged weapon as it works to protect the troops it also helps to create a lethal weapon, which in many ways is unethical.
How can this suit be an example of that ethical judgments limit the methods available in the production of knowledge? The answer is orientated to natural sciences, as we all know a lo of people has disabilities because of various diseases and there is also a lot of people with disabilities that were former soldiers and members of the military in the U.S., the same program that is being developed to make someone lethal even more lethal would help disabled people to have the chance of walking again, with little modifications in the program. As I mentioned before it would make the soldier stronger which for a handicapped person could help him/her to walk again or it could help personal in hospitals, constructions, and etc. to have an easier and better development on their duties.
It is unethical to think in war before thinking in helping people and workers to have a better, safer and easier life.
Countries like china and japan started developing aiding exoskeletons to help people walk again and to help nursing personal caring the patients and move them without complications. Why can’t The U.S. do so? Because their aims, objectives, morals and ethical judgment is different.
In relation with arts there is some questioning ways to express ideas, an example of that can be the well-known art exhibition BODIES which is and exhibition of human bodies were the tissue of the body is well appreciated because there is no skin on top of them, this bodies are real dead bodies whose skin has taken away and all the inner tissue is conserved. How they manage to temporary stop...