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Technologies of humility

By csep - Posted on 25 August 2010

TitleTechnologies of humility
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsJasanoff, Sheila
Pagination1 p.
Date PublishedNovember 1, 2007
PublisherNature Publishing Group
Type of ArticleMagazine Article
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0028-0836

In this essay, the author calls upon scientists and policy makers to find new ways for dealing with the uncertainties that come with scientific issues such as global warming and nanotechnologies. She suggests that that way to do this is through "technologies of humility" or to stop turning to science as the only way to solve problems and to use different methods of assessment that compel us to reflect on how to reframe problems so their ethical dimensions are brought to light.