Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Intellectuals' Global Responsibility (ICIGR 2017)

Science For Social Welfare and Justice

Authors
Shukri Ahmad, Musa Yusuf Owoyemi
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Shukri Ahmad
Available Online January 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icigr-17.2018.51How to use a DOI?
Keywords
science, social justice, social media, Islam
Abstract
Science has made many positive contributions and, at times, negative ones to the world's population. The discovery of scientists enables humans to produce new civilizations that are drastically different from the previous ones. At the contemporary time, the key actor of this difference in civilization is the internet. The Internet has narrowed distances, shorten time and create a universe that seems like a small village. This phenomenon has created a situation in which questions about the relationship between science, social justice and social well-being has come to the fore and is, thus, the focal point of this article. This paper discusses the relationship between science, social justice and social well-being. It posits that social justice has a very close relationship with the rule of religion, the state and power. Religion actually advocates justice. However, religion is also often used by various parties, including those who are in power to legalize misbehavior and injustice towards subordinates and others who are different from them. The paper posits that some dimensions of social justice, such as dignity, equality, brotherhood, well-being, freedom and welfare could help position science for the good of humanity. In conclusion, the paper posits that science and technology when properly harnessed following the outlined dimension could be a tool for social justice and welfare
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Proceedings
1st International Conference on Intellectuals' Global Responsibility (ICIGR 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
January 2018
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978-94-6252-459-0
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icigr-17.2018.51How to use a DOI?
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