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

Authors Vermeylen, S.; Clark, G.
Year of Publication 2016
Type of Publication Journal Article
Journal International Journal Of Social Research Methodology
Pagination 1-14
Open Access Yes


Some social scientists have criticised the workings of research-ethics committees on the grounds that their biomedical model is ill-suited to some social-science research in both practical and philosophical terms. In this paper we review these criticisms and propose an alternative approach to pre-research ethical review that is based on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.