Nanotechnology & Society

Current and Emerging Ethical Issues

  • Fritz Allhoff
  • Patrick Lin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Foundational Issues

  3. Risk and Regulation

  4. Industry and Policy

  5. The Human Condition

  6. Global Issues

    1. Todd F. Barker, Leili Fatehi, Michael T. Lesnick, Timothy J. Mealey, Rex R. Raimond
      Pages 243-263
    2. Joachim Schummer
      Pages 265-280
    3. Evan S. Michelson, David Rejeski
      Pages 281-299

About this book


Nanotechnology & Society is a collection of sixteen papers focused on the most urgent issues arising from nanotechnology today and in the near future. Written by leading researchers, policy experts, and nanoethics scholars worldwide, the book is divided into five units: foundational issues; risk and regulation; industry and policy; the human condition; and selected global issues. The essays tackle such contentious issues as environmental impact, health dangers, medical benefits, intellectual property, professional code of ethics, privacy, international governance, and more.

FRITZ ALLHOFF, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University and Research Associate in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at The Australian National University.

PATRICK LIN, PhD, is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and has academic appointments at Dartmouth College and Western Michigan University. Both editors are also co-founders of The Nanoethics Group.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Fritz Allhoff
    • 1
  • Patrick Lin
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA
  2. 2.California Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis ObispoUSA

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