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Nanotechnoscience as a Cluster of the Different Natural and Engineering Theories and Nanoethics

  • V. Gorokhov
  • H. Lenk
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

In the modern scientific landscape we can see as yet more a special type of scientific discipline — a scientific-technological discipline. Nanotechnology is not only a new type of scientific-engineering discipline, it also evolves in a “non-classical” way. Nanotechnology is at the same time a field of scientific knowledge and a sphere of engineering activity, in other words — NanoTechnoScience — similar with Systems Engineering as the analysis and design of large-scale, complex, man/machine systems but now as micro- and nanosystems. Nanoethics is an important and inalienable part of the NanoTechnoScience.

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scientific-technological disciplines techno-science engineering theories nano-ontology NanoTechnoScience nanosystems engineering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Gorokhov
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Lenk
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Philosophy of the Russian Academy of SciencesVolkhonka, MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis of the Research Center KarlsruheEggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany
  3. 3.University of KarlsruheWalbronnGermany
  4. 4.International Institute of Philosophy, Rue Jan-CalvinParisFrance

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