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Author Schummer, Joachim
Title Nanotechnology Challenges : Implications for Philosophy, Ethics and Society
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2006
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- Introduction -- Part 1: Philosophical Issues -- I. The Drexler Challenge -- (1) Two Cultures of Nanotechnology? -- (2) The Drexler-Smalley Debate on Nanotechnology Incommensurability at Work? -- II. The Metaphysics of Nanotechnology -- (3) Noumenal Technology: Reflections on the Incredible Tininess of Nano -- (4) Nanotechnology and Nature: On Two Criteria for Understanding their Relationship -- (5) Small but Determined: Technological Determinism in Nanoscience -- III. The Truth of Nanoscopic Images -- (6) When is an Image Not an Image ? -- (7) Changes in the Design of Scanning Tunneling Microscopic Images from 1980 to 1990 -- IV. Dealing with Complexity -- (8) Analyzing the Complexity of Nanotechnology -- (9) Nanotechnology: Generalizations in an Interdisciplinary Field of Science and Technology -- Part 2: Ethical Issues -- V. Social and Environmental Ethics of Nanotechnology -- (10) What Counts as a 'Social and Ethical Issue' in Nanotechnology? -- (11) The Promise and Threat of Nanotechnology: Can Environmental Ethics Guide Us? -- VI. Managing the Risks of Nanotechnology -- (12) Nanosciences and their Convergence with Other Technologies: New Golden Age or Apocalypse? -- (13) Living with Uncertainty: Toward the Ongoing Normative Assessment of Nanotechnology -- (14) Great Uncertainty about Small Things -- Part 3: Societal Issues -- VII. Public Discourses on the Future -- (15) Bridging the Gaps: Science Fiction in Nanotechnology -- (16) Beyond Truth: Pleasure of Nanofutures -- VIII. Visions and Public Reactions to Nanotechnology -- (17) Narratives for Nanotech: Anticipating Public Reactions to Nanotechnology -- (18) 'Societal and Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology ': Meanings Interest Groups and Social Dynamics -- Biographical Notes on the Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Index of Names
Key Features:Combines high-quality scholarly studies of the philosophical, ethical, and societal issues of nanotechnologyInforms about the opportunities and risks of nanotechnology by avoiding both exaggerating hype and irrational fearsProvides an in-depth understanding of the place of nanotechnology in society
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Link Print version: Schummer, Joachim Nanotechnology Challenges: Implications For Philosophy, Ethics And Society Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company,c2006 9789812567291
Subject Nanotechnology -- Philosophy.;Nanotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects.;Nanotechnology -- Social aspects
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