In Pursuit of Nanoethics

In Pursuit of Nanoethics

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789402404739
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/14/2016
Series: The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology , #10
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 211
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

In Pursuit of Nanoethics: An Introduction.. 7

Bert Gordijn and Anthony Mark Cutter 7

Part 1

Concepts and Novelty.. 17

On the Novelty of Nanotechnology: A Philosophical Essay. 19

Joachim Schummer 19

Does nanotechnology require a new "Nanoethics"?. 31

Søren Holm 31

GM Food and Nanotechnology. 38

Ronald Sandler 38

Part 2

Opportunities and Challenges.. 55

Nanomedicine and Body Modification: Critical Perspectives.. 57

Melanie Latham 57

Nanotechnology and Biodiversity. 67

Darryl Macer 67

Nanotechnologically Enhanced Combat Systems: The Downside of Invulnerability. 79

Robert Simpson and Robert Sparrow 79

Part 3

Risks and Precaution... 91

Risk, Precaution, and Nanotechnology. 93

Fritz Allhoff 93

The Risks of Nanomedicine and the Precautionary Principle. 112

Roberto Andorno and Nikola Biller-Andorno 112

Ethical and Societal Values in Nanotoxicology. 124

Kevin C. Elliott 124

Part 4

Public Debate and Policy.. 138

Nanotechnology, Risk and Public Perceptions.. 140

Philip Macnaghten 140

Unlocking the futures of nanotechology. Future-oriented narratives and access to the public discourse on nanoscale. 152

Simone Arnaldi 152

Nanotechnology and ethics - European public policies.. 161

Henk ten Have 161

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