Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 739–742 | Cite as

On Identifying Plausibility and Deliberative Public Policy

Commentary on: “Negotiating Plausibility: Intervening in the Future of Nanotechnology”
Article

Abstract

The identification of plausible epistemic approaches in science as well as the social problem definitions with which scientists implicitly work is essential for the quality of a deliberative public policy. While responding to the Nanofutures project, I will reflect on the essential elements of such a policy.

Keywords

Deliberation Public policy Nanotechnology Plausibility 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Commission, DG ResearchBrusselsBelgium

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