Introduction: Nanotechnology, Society, and Ethics

In Fritz Allhoff (ed.), Nanotechnology & Society: Current and Emerging Ethical Issues. Dordrecht: Springer (2008)
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This introduction provides background information on the emerging field of nanotechnology and its ethical dimensions. After defining nanotechnology and briefly discussing its status as a discipline, about which there exists a meta-controversy, this introduction turns to a discussion of the status of nanoethics and lays out particular issues of concern in the field, both current and emerging.



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