Challenges in the evaluation of nanoscale research: Ethical aspects [Book Review]

NanoEthics 1 (3):223-237 (2007)
Abstract
The purpose of the present paper is: (1) to outline a conceptual framework useful for the analysis of ethical issues raised by goal-directed activities, (2) to apply this framework to nanoscale research, (3) identify some of the main challenges in the evaluation of such research, and (4) exemplify what is needed for a positive answer to the question “How can nanoscale research improve the quality of life?” A basic idea of the paper is that nanoscale research can improve the conditions and quality of life of large groups in society, provided that: (a) this research is directed at certain generally accepted goals, (b) at least some of the opportunities are exploited for the good of mankind, (c) the key obstacles on the road are eliminated, reduced or circumvented, and (d) this is done in ethically acceptable ways.
Keywords Evaluation  Ethics  Challenges  Nanoscale research  Conceptual framework
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DOI 10.1007/s11569-007-0024-5
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