In Pursuit of Nanoethics: An Introduction

  • Bert Gordijn
  • Anthony Mark Cutter
Part of the The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology book series (ELTE, volume 10)


This chapter is an introduction to the volume at hand. The book contributes to the ongoing nanoethics debate in four topical areas. The first part tackles questions of what could be called ‘meta-nanoethics’. Its focus lies on basic concepts and the issue of what – if anything – is truly novel and special about the new field of nanoethics or its subject matter. The second part of this volume presents a selection of interesting perspectives on some of the opportunities and challenges of nanotechnology. Part three takes a more in depth look at one of the most pressing current concerns: how to deal with the risks and uncertainties surrounding nanotechnology in a responsible manner. In its fourth and final part the volume touches on issues of public debate and policy.


Public Debate Precautionary Principle Public Engagement National Nanotechnology Initiative Democratic Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of EthicsDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland
  2. 2.University of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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