The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology

In Pursuit of Nanoethics

Editors: Gordijn, Bert, Cutter, Anthony Mark (Eds.)

    • Global governance focus (including authors from a number of global organisations)
    • Exploration of the nanotechnology-biotechnology convergence
    • Transatlantic perspective (deliberate inclusion of global perspectives from US, Europe and developing world).
    • Interdisciplinary approach to issues drawing on authors from across the natural sciences and social sciences
    • Balanced framing of nanoethics as an emerging discipline associated with, but distinct from other branches of applied ethics
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About this book

The volume contributes to the ongoing nanoethics debate in four topical areas. The first part tackles questions of what could be called ‘meta-nanoethics’. Its focus lies on basic concepts and the issue of what - if anything - is truly novel and special about the new field of nanoethics or its subject matter. The second part of this volume presents a selection of interesting perspectives on some of the opportunities and challenges of nanotechnology. Part three takes a more in depth look at one of the most pressing current concerns: how to deal with the risks and uncertainties surrounding nanotechnology in a responsible manner. In its fourth and final part the volume touches on issues of public debate and policy.

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“In Pursuit of Nanoethics is a welcome contribution to the field. I found myself recommending many of the selections to colleagues working in various areas of applied ethics and have gone back to many of the pieces to inform my own future research directions. From the novice student to the experienced scholar, this volume has something to offer for everyone, especially for those interested in integrating publics into the discourse around nanoethics.” (Stephanie E. Vasko, NanoEthics, Vol. 8, 2014)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • In Pursuit of Nanoethics: An Introduction

    Gordijn, Bert (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • On the Novelty of Nanotechnology: A Philosophical Essay

    Schummer, Joachim

    Pages 15-29

  • Does Nanotechnology Require a New “Nanoethics”?

    Holm, Søren

    Pages 31-38

  • GM Food and Nanotechnology

    Sandler, Ronald

    Pages 39-57

  • Nanomedicine and Body Modification: Critical Perspectives

    Latham, Melanie

    Pages 61-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In Pursuit of Nanoethics
Editors
  • Bert Gordijn
  • Anthony Mark Cutter
Series Title
The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6817-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6817-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6816-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0473-9
Series ISSN
1875-0044
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 211
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