What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter: From Science to Ethics

Title

What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter: From Science to Ethics

Department

Philosophy

Document Type

Book

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Description

Ongoing research in nanotechnology promises both innovations and risks, potentially and profoundly changing the world. This book helps to promote a balanced understanding of this important emerging technology, offering an informed and impartial look at the technology, its science, and its social impact and ethics.

  • Nanotechnology is crucial for the next generation of industries, financial markets, research labs, and our everyday lives; this book provides an informed and balanced look at nanotechnology and its social impact
  • Offers a comprehensive background discussion on nanotechnology itself, including its history, its science, and its tools, creating a clear understanding of the technology needed to evaluate ethics and social issues
  • Authored by a nanoscientist and philosophers, offers an accurate and accessible look at the science while providing an ideal text for ethics and philosophy courses
  • Explores the most immediate and urgent areas of social impact of nanotechnology

ISBN

978-1405175449

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Wiley- Blackwell

City

Chichester, UK ; Malden, MA

Keywords

nanotechnology, moral and ethical aspects

Disciplines

Ethics and Political Philosophy | Nanoscience and Nanotechnology