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  1. Nano-Ethics as NEST-Ethics: Patterns of Moral Argumentation About New and Emerging Science and Technology. [REVIEW]Tsjalling Swierstra & Arie Rip - 2007 - NanoEthics 1 (1):3-20.
    There might not be a specific nano-ethics, but there definitely is an ethics of new & emerging science and technology (NEST), with characteristic tropes and patterns of moral argumentation. Ethical discussion in and around nanoscience and technology reflects such NEST-ethics. We offer an inventory of the arguments, and show patterns in their evolution, in arenas full of proponents and opponents. We also show that there are some nano-specific issues: in how size matters, and when agency is delegated to smart devices. (...)
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    Anticipating the Interaction Between Technology and Morality: A Scenario Study of Experimenting with Humans in Bionanotechnology.Marianne Boenink, Tsjalling Swierstra & Dirk Stemerding - 2010 - Law and Ethics of Human Rights 4 (2).
    During the last decades several tools have been developed to anticipate the future impact of new and emerging technologies. Many of these focus on ‘hard,’ quantifiable impacts, investigating how novel technologies may affect health, environment and safety. Much less attention is paid to what might be called ‘soft’ impacts: the way technology influences, for example, the distribution of social roles and responsibilities, moral norms and values, or identities. Several types of technology assessment and of scenario studies can be used to (...)
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    Assessing Expectations: Towards a Toolbox for an Ethics of Emerging Technologies. [REVIEW]Federica Lucivero, Tsjalling Swierstra & Marianne Boenink - 2011 - NanoEthics 5 (2):129-141.
    In recent years, several authors have argued that the desirability of novel technologies should be assessed early, when they are still emerging. Such an ethical assessment of emerging technologies is by definition focused on an elusive object. Usually promises, expectations, and visions of the technology are taken as a starting point. As Nordmann and Rip have pointed out in a recent article, however, ethicists should not take for granted the plausibility of such expectations and visions. In this paper, we explore (...)
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    Identifying the Normative Challenges Posed by Technology’s ‘Soft’ Impacts.Tsjalling Swierstra - 2015 - Etikk I Praksis - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 9 (1).
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    Ethics in Technological Culture: A Programmatic Proposal for a Pragmatist Approach.Tsjalling Swierstra, Michiel Korthals, Maartje Schermer & Jozef Keulartz - 2004 - Science, Technology and Human Values 29 (1):3-29.
    Neither traditional philosophy nor current applied ethics seem able to cope adequately with the highly dynamic character of our modern technological culture. This is because they have insufficient insight into the moral significance of technological artifacts and systems. Here, much can be learned from recent science and technology studies. They have opened up the black box of technological developments and have revealed the intimate intertwinement of technology and society in minute detail. However, while applied ethics is characterized by a certain (...)
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    Designing a Good Life: A Matrix for the Technological Mediation of Morality. [REVIEW]Tsjalling Swierstra & Katinka Waelbers - 2012 - Science and Engineering Ethics 18 (1):157-172.
    Technologies fulfill a social role in the sense that they influence the moral actions of people, often in unintended and unforeseen ways. Scientists and engineers are already accepting much responsibility for the technological, economical and environmental aspects of their work. This article asks them to take an extra step, and now also consider the social role of their products. The aim is to enable engineers to take a prospective responsibility for the future social roles of their technologies by providing them (...)
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    Taking Care of the Symbolic Order. How Converging Technologies Challenge Our Concepts.Tsjalling Swierstra, Rinie van Est & Marianne Boenink - 2009 - NanoEthics 3 (3):269-280.
    In this article we briefly summarize how converging technologies challenge elements of the existing symbolic order, as shown in the contributions to this special issue. We then identify the vision of ‘life as a do it yourself kit’ as a common denominator in the various forms of convergence and proceed to show how this vision provokes unrest and debate about existing moral frameworks and taboos. We conclude that, just as the problems of the industrial revolution sparked off the now broadly (...)
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    Knowledge Repositories. In Digital Knowledge We Trust.Tsjalling Swierstra & Sophia Efstathiou - 2020 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 23 (4):543-547.
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    Converging Technologies, Shifting Boundaries.Tsjalling Swierstra, Marianne Boenink, B. Walhout & R. Van Est - 2009 - NanoEthics 3 (3):213-216.
    Converging Technologies, Shifting Boundaries Content Type Journal Article Pages 213-216 DOI 10.1007/s11569-009-0075-x Authors Tsjalling Swierstra, University of Twente Enschede Netherlands Marianne Boenink, University of Twente Enschede Netherlands B. Walhout, Rathenau Institute The Hague Netherlands R. Van Est, Rathenau Institute The Hague Netherlands Journal NanoEthics Online ISSN 1871-4765 Print ISSN 1871-4757 Journal Volume Volume 3 Journal Issue Volume 3, Number 3.
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    Artificial Gametes: Perspectives of Geneticists, Ethicists and Representatives of Potential Users.Guido de Wert, Sjoerd Repping, Tsjalling Swierstra, Wybo Dondorp & Daniela Cutas - 2014 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 17 (3):339-345.
    Several threads of research towards developing artificial gametes are ongoing in a number of research labs worldwide. The development of a technology that could generate gametes in vitro has significant potential for human reproduction, and raises a lot of interest, as evidenced by the frequent and extensive media coverage of research in this area. We have asked researchers involved in work with artificial gametes, ethicists, and representatives of potential user groups, how they envisioned the use of artificial gametes in human (...)
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    Dealing with In/Dependence: Doctoring in Physical Rehabilitation Practice.Tsjalling Swierstra, Annemarie Mol & Rita Struhkamp - 2009 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 34 (1):55-76.
    By now, the laboratory tradition, crafting transportable knowledge that allows for comparison, has been amply studied. However, other knowledge traditions, notably that of the clinic, deserve further articulation. The authors contribute to this by unraveling some specificities of rehabilitation practice. How do laboratory and clinical traditions in rehabilitation relate to independence? The first seeks to quantify people's independence; the latter attends to qualitatively different ways of being independent. While measuring independence is a matter of aggregating scores on a priori established (...)
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    Reframing and Articulating Socio-Scientific Classroom Discourses on Genetic Testing From an STS Perspective.Dirk Jan Boerwinkel, Tsjalling Swierstra & Arend Jan Waarlo - 2014 - Science & Education 23 (2):485-507.
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    Pragmatism in Progress: A Reply to Radder, Colapietro and Pitt.Jozef Keulartz, Michiel Korthals, Maartje Schermer & Tsjalling Swierstra - 2004 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (3):39-49.
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    Pragmatism in Progress: A Reply to Radder, Colapietro and Pitt.Tsjalling Swierstra - 2004 - Techne 7 (3):39-49.
  15. Responsibility Without Moralism in Technoscientific Design Practice.Jaap Jelsma & Tsjalling Swierstra - 2006 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 31 (3):309-332.
    While engineering ethics usually addresses the responsibility of engineers in rare cases of whistle blowing, the authors broach the question to what extent engineers can be held responsible in normal practice. For this purpose, they define the conditions under which individuals can be imputable as they prevail in ethics and common sense. From outcomes of science and technology studies research, the authors conclude that these conditions are seldom met in modern technoscientific research practice. By examining such practice in a case (...)
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    Does an Old Art Suffice for New Problems?Tsjalling Swierstra - 2017 - Foundations of Science 22 (2):275-278.
    In this review I argue that Puech draws on two important currents in modern thought: the criticism of the ontological and social priority of conflict, and the rehabilitation of praxis vis-à-vis theoria. Still, his plea for a non-confrontational art of living leaves important questions unanswered. What is the problem exactly? What does exactly count as confrontational? What is non-confrontation exactly meant to solve? What is the antiposition here? And: how does this new art of living relate to the political and (...)
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  17. Ethiek aan gene zijde van het nihilisme.Tsjalling Swierstra - 1989 - Krisis 36:47-57.
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    Hoe samen te leven met techniek?Tsjalling Swierstra - 2005 - Wijsgerig Perspectief 45 (3):18-28.
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    Meritocratie en de erosie van zelfrespect.Tsjalling Swierstra & Evelien Tonkens - 2006 - Krisis 7 (3):3-23.
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    Met het oog op de samenleving.Tsjalling Swierstra - 2013 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 75 (1):25-31.
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    Plicht.Tsjalling Swierstra - 2005 - Krisis 6 (4):37-40.
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    Can We “Remedy” Neurohype, and Should We? Using Neurohype for Ethical Deliberation.Ties van de Werff, Jenny Slatman & Tsjalling Swierstra - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 7 (2):97-99.
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