the Ethics and Politics of Nanotechnology

Publication Date : 2006
83 Visited Entry Date : 2013/04/18

International

English
Document type Report
Subject Ethics ; Regulatory & Legal Aspect
Summary
This document outlines what the science of nanotechnology is, and presents some of the ethical, legal and political  issues that face the international community in the near future. This document outlines what the science of nanotechnology is, and presents some of the ethical, legal and political issues that face the international community in the near future. This document responds to the ethical mandate of UNESCO.
Content
1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 UNESCO and nanotechnology     
1.2 What is nanotechnology?     
1.3 History     

2 NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH NOW

3 ETHICAL, LEGAL AND POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
3.1 International aspects of nanotechnology     
3.2 Toxicity and environmental implications of nanotechnology     
3.3 Beyond risk assessment     
3.4 Science ethics     
3.5 Distractions — ethical issues that aren’t     

4 CONCLUSION

5 APPENDIX
Index of reports on nanotechnology
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