Nanotechnology: The Social and Ethical Issues

Sandler, Ronald. (2009) Nanotechnology: The Social and Ethical Issues. Technical Report. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Project on Emerging Technologies.

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Recent action in Congress to reauthorize the U.S. federal nanotechnology research program offers the chance to address the social and ethical issues concerning the emerging scientific field, experts say. “It is crucial to address social and ethical issues now as we consider both the substantial potential risks of nanotechnology and its possible significant contributions to our well-being and environmental sustainability,” says Ronald Sandler, Northeastern University philosophy professor and author of a new report funded by the Project and the National Science Foundation. The report emphasizes ways in which such topics intersect with governmental functions and responsibilities, including science and technology policy, as well as research funding, regulation and work on public engagement.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
InterNano Taxonomy: Social and Economic Impacts > Policy and Regulation
Social and Economic Impacts > Social Perspectives
Social and Economic Impacts > Ethics
Social and Economic Impacts
Environment, Health, and Safety
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Depositing User: Michelle Sagan Goncalves
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2009 13:41
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2009 13:41

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