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Title Emerging conceptual, ethical and policy issues in bionanotechnology / edited by Fabrice Jotterand
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (264 pages) : illustrations
Series Philosophy and medicine ; 101
Philosophy and medicine ; 101
Contents Beyond feasibility / Fabrice Jotterand -- World view of nanotechnology, philosophical reflections / Andreas Woyke -- Nanomachine / Xavier Guchet and Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent -- No future for nanotechnology? / Alfred Nordmann -- Bionanotechnology / Christoph Baumgartner -- Nanoparticles / Armin Grunwald -- Anticipating the unknown / Joseph C. Pitt -- Applications of nanotechnology in the biomedical sciences / Audy G. Whitman [and others] -- Nanobiotechnology and ethics / Alexandra Plows and Michael Reinsborough -- Allotropes of fieldwork in nanotechnology / Christopher Kelty -- Law, regulation and the medical use of nanotechnology / Kenneth A. Deville -- Stage two enhancements / George Khushf -- Nanotechnology, the body and mind / M. Ellen Mitchell -- Nanotechnology and human flourishing / Ronald Sandler
Summary This volume provides a critical overview of the nature of nanotechnology (and its applications in the biomedical sciences, i.e. bionanotechnology) and the philosophical and ethico-legal issues it raises. This collection of thirteen articles represents an exploration by scholars from various disciplines (philosophy, anthropology, law, social sciences, psychology, and natural sciences) in North America and Europe. The book contains four major parts respectively entitled 1) Knowledge Production in Nanotechnoscience; 2) Ethics and (Bio)Nanotechnology; 3) Public Policy and (Bio)Nanotechnology; and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nanomedicine.
Nanotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Nanomedicine -- ethics.
Nanomedicine -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Form Electronic book
Author Jotterand, Fabrice, 1967-
ISBN 1402086490