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But is it unique to nanotechnology?: Reframing nanoethics
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology.
2008 (English)In: Science and Engineering Ethics, ISSN 1353-3452, E-ISSN 1471-5546, Vol. 14, no 3, 391-403 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Attempts have been made to establish nanoethics as a new sub-discipline of applied ethics. The nature of this sub-discipline is discussed and some issues that should be subsumed under nanoethics are proposed. A distinction is made between those issue that may ensue once nanotechnology applications become available and procedural issues that should be integrated into the decision structure of the development. A second distinction relates to the central value of the ethical issue. The conditions for the ethical debate differ depending on whether the value(s) in question is internal to the technological development (i.e. health and safety) or external to it (i.e. privacy, equity etc).

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2008. Vol. 14, no 3, 391-403 p.
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nanotechnology, applied ethics, novelty, risk assessment, public involvement
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25193DOI: 10.1007/s11948-008-9052-yISI: 000258577800010PubMedID: 18266081ScopusID: 2-s2.0-49749122699OAI: diva2:356395
QC 20101012Available from: 2010-10-12 Created: 2010-10-12 Last updated: 2010-10-12Bibliographically approved
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1. Philosophical and empirical investigations in nanoethics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Philosophical and empirical investigations in nanoethics
2009 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Stockholm: KTH, 2009. vi, 13 p.
Theses in philosophy from RIT, 32
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urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10543 (URN)978-91-7415-250-0 (ISBN)
2009-05-18, Seminarierummet, Avd för filosofi, KTH, Teknikringen 78B, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2009-05-25 Created: 2009-05-25 Last updated: 2010-10-12Bibliographically approved

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