Nanotechnology & Society

Current and Emerging Ethical Issues

Editors: Allhoff, Fritz, Lin, Patrick (Eds.)

  • Features the work of highly regarded academics who are leaders in the field and who play significant roles in the developments of these debates

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Nanotechnology & Society is a collection of sixteen papers focused on the most urgent issues arising from nanotechnology today and in the near future. Written by leading researchers, policy experts, and nanoethics scholars worldwide, the book is divided into five units: foundational issues; risk and regulation; industry and policy; the human condition; and selected global issues. The essays tackle such contentious issues as environmental impact, health dangers, medical benefits, intellectual property, professional code of ethics, privacy, international governance, and more.

FRITZ ALLHOFF, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University and Research Associate in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at The Australian National University.

PATRICK LIN, PhD, is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and has academic appointments at Dartmouth College and Western Michigan University. Both editors are also co-founders of The Nanoethics Group.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • On the Autonomy and Justification of Nanoethics

    Allhoff, Fritz

    Pages 3-38

  • The Presumptive Case for Nanotechnology

    Thompson, Paul B.

    Pages 39-54

  • The Bearable Newness of Nanoscience, or: How Not to Get Regulated Out of Business

    Zucker, Arthur

    Pages 55-71

  • Ethics, Risk, and Nanotechnology: Responsible Approaches to Dealing with Risk

    Pages 75-89

  • Intuitive Toxicology: The Public Perception of Nanoscience

    Berube, David M.

    Pages 91-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nanotechnology & Society
Book Subtitle
Current and Emerging Ethical Issues
Editors
  • Fritz Allhoff
  • Patrick Lin
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6209-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6209-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6208-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9385-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 300
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