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Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c71675 ) has announced the addition of "Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology" to their offering.

Research and Markets: This Seminal Nanoethics Report Is Designed To Promote Further Investigations And A Broad And Balanced Dialogue In The Field Of

DUBLIN, Ireland | Posted on October 16th, 2007

Nanotechnology will eventually impact every area of our world. Nanoethics seeks to examine the potential risks and rewards of applications of nanotechnology. This up-to-date anthology gives the reader an introduction to and basic foundation in nanotechnology and nanoethics, and then delves into near-, mid-, and far-term issues. Comprehensive and authoritative, it:

* Goes beyond the usual environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns to explore such topics as privacy, nanomedicine, human enhancement, global regulation, military, humanitarianism, education, artificial intelligence, space exploration, life extension, and more
* Features contributions from forty pre-eminent experts from academia and industry worldwide, reflecting diverse perspectives
* Includes seminal works that influence nanoethics today
* Encourages an informed, proactive approach to nanoethics and advocates addressing new and emerging controversies before they impede progress or impact our welfare
* This resource is designed to promote further investigations and a broad and balanced dialogue in nanoethics, dealing with critical issues that will affect the industry as well as society. While this will be a definitive reference for students, scientists in academia and industry, policymakers, and regulators, it's also a valuable resource for anyone who wants to understand the challenges, principles, and potential of nanotechnology.

Author Info:

Fritz Allhoff, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University and Research Associate in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at The Australian National University. Patrick Lin, PhD, is the Research Director for The Nanoethics Group and has academic appointments at Dartmouth College as well as Western Michigan University. James Moor, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College as well as an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at The Australian National University. John Weckert, PhD, is the Professor of Computer Ethics in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professional Fellow at the Centre of Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University, and Editor-in-Chief of Nanoethics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge on the Nanoscale.

Foreword.

Ethical Choices in Nanotechnology Development (Mihail C. Roco).

1. Introduction: The Nanotechnology Debate.

1.1 What is Nanotechnology and Nanoethics (Patrick Lin and Fritz Allhoff)?

1.2 Why the Future Doesn't Need Us (Bill Joy).

1.3 On the National Agenda: US Congressional Testimony on the Societal Implications of Nanotechnology (Ray Kurzweil).

2. Background: Nanotechnology in Context.

2.0 Unit Introduction (John Weckert).

2.1 Nanotech's Promise: Overcoming Humanity's More Pressing Challenge (Christine Peterson and Jacob Heller).

2.2 Debating Nanotechnologies (Richard A. L. Jones).

2.3 In the Beginning: the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (Neal Lane and Thomas Kalil).

3. Issues: Preparing for the Next Revolution.

3.0 Unit Introduction (John Weckert).

3.1 The Nanotechnology (R)evolution (Charlie Tahan).

3.2 Technology Revolutions and the Problem of Prediction (Nick Bostrom).

3.3 Complexity and Uncertainty: A Prudential Approach to Nanotechnology (Jean-Pierre Dupuy).

3.4 The Precautionary Principle in Nanotechnology (John Weckert and James Moor).

4. Issues: Health and Environment.

4.0 Unit Introduction (Jim Moor).

4.1 Nanotechnology and Risk: What are the Issues (Anne Ingeborg Myhr and Roy Dalmo)?

4.2 Personal Choice in the Coming Era of Nanomedicine (Robert A. Freitas).

4.3 Are We Playing God with Nano-Enhancement (Ted Peters).

4.4 Anticipating the Political and Ethical Challenges of Human Nanotechnologies (David Guston, John Parsi, and Justin Tosi).

5. Issues: Democracy and Policy.

6. Issues: Broader Societal Impact.

7. Issues: The Distant Future?

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