Fritz Allhoff, Patrick Lin, Daniel Moore
What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter?: From Science to Ethics (Oxford:  Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
Publication year: 2010

Fritz Allhoff, Patrick Lin and Daniel Moore, What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter?:  From Science to Ethics (Oxford:  Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).  Hardback and paperback, x+293 pp.  Translation into Turkish (forthcoming).  Review by Amber Hottes in Nanotechnology Law & Business 7.2 (2010):  102-104.  Note in Chemical & Engineering News 88.36 (2010).  Review by Fabrice Jotterand in International Journal of Applied Philosophy 25.1 (2011):  121-127.  Review by Kevin Elliott in Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology 5.1 (2011):  1-4.  Review by Jennifer Kuzma in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8.2 (2011):  209-2011.  Review by Rosalyn W. Berne in Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law 11 (2011).  Review by Sean Hays in Techné 15.1 (2011) 77-79.  Review by Evan Michelson in Science and Public Policy 38.4 (2011):  334-335.  Review by Jeff Shaw in Journal of Military Ethics 11.1 (2012):  72-74.  Review by Matthew Kearnes (“On Guidebooks, Lists and Nanotechnology”) in Minerva 51.4 (2013):  513-519.  Review by Laura Yenisa Cabrera Trujillo in Nanoethics 8.2 (2014):  211-213.  Lunch with an Author, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Twentieth Annual Meeting (Cincinnati; 2011).

From Wiley:

Ongoing research in nanotechnology promises both innovations and risks, potentially and profoundly changing the world. This book helps to promote a balanced understanding of this important emerging technology, offering an informed and impartial look at the technology, its science, and its social impact and ethics.

  • Nanotechnology is crucial for the next generation of industries, financial markets, research labs, and our everyday lives; this book provides an informed and balanced look at nanotechnology and its social impact
  • Offers a comprehensive background discussion on nanotechnology itself, including its history, its science, and its tools, creating a clear understanding of the technology needed to evaluate ethics and social issues
  • Authored by a nanoscientist and philosophers, offers an accurate and accessible look at the science while providing an ideal text for ethics and philosophy courses
  • Explores the most immediate and urgent areas of social impact of nanotechnology