What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter?: From Science to Ethics

Author:   Fritz Allhoff ,  Patrick Lin ,  Daniel Moore
Publisher:   John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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9781405175449


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   28 January 2010
Format:   Paperback
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Ongoing research in nanotechnology promises both innovations and risks, potentially and profoundly changing the world. This book helps to promote a balanced understanding of this important emerging technology, offering an informed and impartial look at the technology, its science, and its social impact and ethics. Nanotechnology is crucial for the next generation of industries, financial markets, research labs, and our everyday lives; this book provides an informed and balanced look at nanotechnology and its social impact Offers a comprehensive background discussion on nanotechnology itself, including its history, its science, and its tools, creating a clear understanding of the technology needed to evaluate ethics and social issues Authored by a nanoscientist and philosophers, offers an accurate and accessible look at the science while providing an ideal text for ethics and philosophy courses Explores the most immediate and urgent areas of social impact of nanotechnology

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Author:   Fritz Allhoff ,  Patrick Lin ,  Daniel Moore
Publisher:   John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint:   Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 23.00cm
Weight:   0.444kg
ISBN:  

9781405175449


ISBN 10:   1405175443
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   28 January 2010
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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This book was very carefully constructed. Painstaking internal cross-reference refer the reader to fuller discussions of topics in other chapters. Nearly every chapter, at the start and conclusion, includes a few sentences on scope. ( Nanotechnology Law & Business , summer 2010)


This book was very carefully constructed.  Painstaking internal cross-reference refer the reader to fuller discussions of topics in other chapters.  Nearly every chapter, at the start and conclusion, includes a few sentences on scope. ( Nanotechnology Law & Business , summer 2010)


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Fritz Allhoff is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University. Patrick Lin is Professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he is also the director of the Ethics + Emerging Technologies Group. He is also an affiliate scholar at the Stanford Law School, Center for Internet and Society. Daniel Moore is a research scientist on nanoscale semiconductor solutions for IBM and has served on the Georgia Institute of Technology's honor committee.

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