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Beyond Conversation: Some Lessons for Nanoethics

Ferrari, Arianna and Nordmann, Alfred (2010) Beyond Conversation: Some Lessons for Nanoethics. NanoEthics, 4 (2). pp. 171-181.

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Abstract

One of the aims of the DEEPEN project was to deepen ethical understanding of issues related to emerging nanotechnologies through an interdisciplinary approach utilizing insights from philosophy, ethics, and the social sciences. Accordingly, part of its final report was dedicated to the question of what was accomplished with regards to this aim and what further research is required. It relates two insights: Nanotechnologies intensify the ambivalence of ongoing, long-term developments; and yet, our intuitions and received story-lines fail us as a guide to ethical and political matters concerning nanotechnologies.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Limits of knowledge and control - Designing human and material nature - Co-production of responsibility - Risk/hope analysis - Power of technoscience
Subjects:Social and Political Science > Societal and ethical aspects of nanotechnology
ID Code:9595
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:28 Sep 2010 10:43
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 10:43

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