, Volume 6, Issue 3, p 153
Date: 08 Nov 2012


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With this issue my time as Editor-in-Chief comes to an end and from next year Christopher Coenen of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will take over. I have enjoyed these last six years, the first six for the journal, having met and made contact with many interesting people and have learnt a lot about what individual researchers and teams are doing. A journal can to some extent define a field but for a new journal it is more the other way around; what people in the field are doing dictates the content of the journal. NanoEthics is strongly interdisciplinary. Much of the material published would not count as ethics for a purist, not a purist philosopher anyway. My approach has been that anything that contributes meaningfully to ethical discussions is legitimate subject matter. It didn’t bother me too much if in some papers mention of ethics was scant providing that a careful reader could see how they contributed to that discussion. Some papers too were not focussed specifically on ...