Fritz Allhoff, Patrick Lin, James Moor, and John Weckert
Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley & Sons, 2007. Hardback and paperback, 322 pp.
Publication year: 2007

Fritz Allhoff, Patrick Lin, James Moor, and John Weckert, Nanoethics:  The Social & Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology  (Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley & Sons, 2007).  Hardback and paperback, 322 pp.  Review by Amber Hottes in Nanotechnology Law & Business (Winter 2007):  pp. 527-31.  Review by Jason Robert in Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology 2.1 (2008), Article 10.  Review by Arthur L. Caplan in Chemical & Engineering News 86.13 (2008):  42-3.  Review by Armin Grunwald in Hyle 14.1 (2008):  53-57.  Review by Jürgen Altmann in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 47.21 (2008):  3864-3865.  Review by David Bantz in Choice Reviews Online, May, 2008.  Review by Ronald Sandler in American Journal of Bioethics 8.8 (2008):  70-71.  Review by Sally Randles and Harald Throne-Holst in R&D Management 39.1 (2008):  109-110.  Review by Kevin C. Elliott in Philosophy of Science 75.3 (2008):  405-409.

From Wiley:

Nanotechnology will eventually impact every area of our world

Nanoethics seeks to examine the potential risks and rewards of applications of nanotechnology. This up-to-date anthology gives the reader an introduction to and basic foundation in nanotechnology and nanoethics, and then delves into near-, mid-, and far-term issues. Comprehensive and authoritative, it:

  • Goes beyond the usual environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns to explore such topics as privacy, nanomedicine, human enhancement, global regulation, military, humanitarianism, education, artificial intelligence, space exploration, life extension, and more
  • Features contributions from forty preeminent experts from academia and industry worldwide, reflecting diverse perspectives
  • Includes seminal works that influence nanoethics today
  • Encourages an informed, proactive approach to nanoethics and advocates addressing new and emerging controversies before they impede progress or impact our welfare

This resource is designed to promote further investigations and a broad and balanced dialogue in nanoethics, dealing with critical issues that will affect the industry as well as society. While this will be a definitive reference for students, scientists in academia and industry, policymakers, and regulators, it’s also a valuable resource for anyone who wants to understand the challenges, principles, and potential of nanotechnology.