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Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology
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Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology (Paperback)

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Nanotechnology will eventually impact every area of our world Nanoethics seeks to examine the potential risks and rewards of applications of nanotechnology. This up-to-date anthology gives the reader an introduction to and basic foundation in nanotechnology and nanoethics, and then delves into near-, mid-, and far-term issues. Comprehensive and authoritative, it:* Goes beyond the usual environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns to explore such topics as privacy, nanomedicine, human enhancement, global regulation, military, humanitarianism, education, artificial intelligence, space exploration, life extension, and more* Features contributions from forty preeminent experts from academia and industry worldwide, reflecting diverse perspectives* Includes seminal works that influence nanoethics today* Encourages an informed, proactive approach to nanoethics and advocates addressing new and emerging controversies before they impede progress or impact our welfareThis resource is designed to promote further investigations and a broad and balanced dialogue in nanoethics, dealing with critical issues that will affect the industry as well as society.

While this will be a definitive reference for students, scientists in academia and industry, policymakers, and regulators, it's also a valuable resource for anyone who wants to understand the challenges, principles, and potential of nanotechnology.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophyScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesImpact of science & technology on societyTechnicalEngineering & General TechnologyNanotechnology Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 31/08/2007 ISBN-13: 9780470084175  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Fritz Allhoff, PhD , is an Assistant Professor in the Department 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 the Research Director for The Nanoethics Group and has academic appointments at Dartmouth College as well as Western Michigan University. James Moor, PhD , is Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College as well as an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at The Australian National University. John Weckert, PhD, is the Professor of Computer Ethics in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professional Fellow at the Centre of Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University, and editor-in-chief of Nanoethics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge on the Nanoscale.

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