Book 2009

Nanotechnology & Society

Current and Emerging Ethical Issues


ISBN: 978-1-4020-9385-2 (Print) 978-1-4020-6209-4 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiv

  2. Foundational Issues

    1. Chapter

      Pages 3-38

      On the Autonomy and Justification of Nanoethics

    2. Chapter

      Pages 39-54

      The Presumptive Case for Nanotechnology

    3. Chapter

      Pages 55-71

      The Bearable Newness of Nanoscience, or: How Not to Get Regulated Out of Business

  3. Risk and Regulation

    1. Chapter

      Pages 75-89

      Ethics, Risk, and Nanotechnology: Responsible Approaches to Dealing with Risk

    2. Chapter

      Pages 91-108

      Intuitive Toxicology: The Public Perception of Nanoscience

    3. Chapter

      Pages 109-123

      Environmental Holism and Nanotechnology

  4. Industry and Policy

    1. Chapter

      Pages 127-146

      Nanotechnology's Future: Considerations for the Professional1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 147-162

      The Tangled Web of Tiny Things: Privacy Implications of Nano-electronics

    3. Chapter

      Pages 163-184

      Carbon Nanotube Patent Thickets

  5. The Human Condition

    1. Chapter

      Pages 187-206

      Ethical Aspects of Nanomedicine: A Condensed Version of the EGE Opinion 21

    2. Chapter

      Pages 207-223

      Emerging Issues in Nanomedicine and Ethics

    3. Chapter

      Pages 225-239

      Nanoscience, Nanoscientists, and Controversy

  6. Global Issues

    1. Chapter

      Pages 243-263

      Nanotechnology and the Poor: Opportunities

    2. Chapter

      Pages 265-280

      Cultural Diversity in Nanotechnology Ethics

    3. Chapter

      Pages 281-299

      Transnational Nanotechnology Governance: A Comparison of the US and China