„Nanotechnologie” als neue „Schlüsseltechnologie”? —Versuch eines historischen und systematischen Vergleichs mit anderen Technologien / "Nanotechnology" as a new keytechnology?—An attempt of a historical and systematical comparison with other technologies
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 38 (2):329 - 345 (2007)
Nanotechnology seems to be a new "key-discipline", which should lead to basic changes in many areas of living and producing. This estimation is questioned by a comparison with established technologies, which reach from heat engines to biotechnology. In this line it is possible to come to a more realistically assessment of nanotechnology. "Technologies" in the narrower sense are understood as techniques based scientifically and integrated systematically into a network. The development of these technologies starts first in the early modern times. Before this background the established technologies are characterised looking at relevant questions and problems, the role of researchers and inventors, the importance of theoretical foundations, important applications and innovations, as well as the relevance of visions and then confronted with nanotechnology in its present state. It is accentuated that there are no explicit theories and no specific applications of nanotechnology and it seems to be only a kind of chemical technology.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Otávio Bueno (2004). Von Neumann, Self-Reproduction and the Constitution of Nanophenomena. In Baird D. (ed.), Discovering the Nanoscale. Ios. 101--115.
Eric Drexler (1986). Engines of Creation. Fourth Estate.
Pieter E. Vermaas (2004). Nanoscale Technology: A Two-Sided Challenge for Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics. In Baird D. (ed.), Discovering the Nanoscale. Ios. 77--91.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Andreas Woyke (2007). „Nanotechnologie“ AlS Neue „Schlüsseltechnologie“?—Versuch Eines Historischen Und Systematischen Vergleichs Mit Anderen Technologien. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 38 (2):329-345.
Patrick Lin & Fritz Allhoff (2006). Nanoethics and Human Enhancement: A Critical Evaluation of Recent Arguments. Nanotechnology Perceptions 2:47-52.
Robert Sparrow (2007). Revolutionary and Familiar, Inevitable and Precarious: Rhetorical Contradictions in Enthusiasm for Nanotechnology. [REVIEW] NanoEthics 1 (1):57-68.
Soraj Hongladarom (2009). Nanotechnology, Development and Buddhist Values. Nanoethics 3 (2):97-107.
Axel Gelfert (2011). Nanotechnology as Ideology: Towards a Critical Theory of ‘Converging Technologies’. Science, Technology and Society 17 (1):143-164.
Katrina Sifferd (2012). Changing the Criminal Character: Nanotechnology and Criminal Punishment. In A. Santosuosso (ed.), Proceedings of the 2011 Law and Science Young Scholars Symposium. Pavia University Press.
Armin Grunwald (2005). Nanotechnology — a New Field of Ethical Inquiry? Science and Engineering Ethics 11 (2):187-201.
Ineke Malsch (2013). Governing Nanotechnology in a Multi-Stakeholder World. Nanoethics 7 (2):161-172.
Gary E. Marchant, Douglas J. Sylvester & Kenneth W. Abbott (2008). Risk Management Principles for Nanotechnology. NanoEthics 2 (1):43-60.
E. Marchant Gary, J. Sylvester Douglas & W. Abbott Kenneth (2008). Risk Management Principles for Nanotechnology. Nanoethics 2 (1).
Ineke Malsch (2013). The Just War Theory and the Ethical Governance of Research. Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (2):461-486.
Robert Sparrow (2009). The Social Impacts of Nanotechnology: An Ethical and Political Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (1):13-23.
Colin Farrelly (forthcoming). Deliberative Democracy and Nanotechnology. Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads1 ( #434,535 of 1,098,955 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?