Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (1):111-118 (2010)
|Abstract||While there has been much interest in this topic, no generally accepted definition of dual use has been forthcoming. As a contribution to this issue, it is maintained that three related kinds of things comprise the category of dual use: research, technologies and artefacts. In regard to all three kinds, difficulties are identified in making clear distinctions between those that are and are not dual use. It is suggested that our classification should take account of actual capacities and willingness to make use of these objects for ‘bad ends’ and not the mere possibility that this could be done, and here three ‘contextual factors’ are identified. A (provisional) definition is proposed that takes account of threats and risks.|
|Keywords||Dual-use Research and development Technology Harmful uses of research and technology Improvised and purpose-built weapons Threat Risk|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Lynne Gabriel (2005). Speaking the Unspeakable: The Ethics of Dual Relationships in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Routledge.
Seumas Miller & Michael J. Selgelid (2007). Ethical and Philosophical Consideration of the Dual-Use Dilemma in the Biological Sciences. Science and Engineering Ethics 13 (4):523-580.
John D. Norton (2007). Disbelief as the Dual of Belief. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 21 (3):231 – 252.
Belinda Blevins-Knabe (1992). The Ethics of Dual Relationships in Higher Education. Ethics and Behavior 2 (3):151 – 163.
Katalin Bimbó (2003). The Church-Rosser Property in Dual Combinatory Logic. Journal of Symbolic Logic 68 (1):132-152.
Peter Carruthers (2008). An Architecture for Dual Reasoning. In J. Evans & K. Frankish (eds.), In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond. Oxford University Press.
Tracey Nigro (2004). Counselors' Experiences with Problematic Dual Relationships. Ethics and Behavior 14 (1):51 – 64.
Michael J. Selgelid (2009). Dual-Use Research Codes of Conduct: Lessons From the Life Sciences. [REVIEW] Nanoethics 3 (3):175-183.
Koos van der Bruggen (2012). Possibilities, Intentions and Threats: Dual Use in the Life Sciences Reconsidered. Science and Engineering Ethics 18 (4):741-756.
Kenneth S. Pope (1991). Dual Roles and Sexual Intimacies in Psychotherapy: Dual Relationships in Psychotherapy. Ethics and Behavior 1 (1):21 – 34.
Added to index2009-08-19
Total downloads14 ( #90,469 of 722,780 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #60,541 of 722,780 )
How can I increase my downloads?