The Precautionary Principle in Nanotechnology

TitleThe Precautionary Principle in Nanotechnology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsWeckert, J, Moor, J
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy
Date PublishedFall2006
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0739098X
KeywordsHIGH , information , MOLECULAR , NANOTECHNOLOGY , Technological
AbstractThe precautionary principle (PP) is thought by many to be a useful strategy for action and by many others useless at best and dangerous at worst.  We argue that it is a coherent and useful principle. We first clarify the principle and then defend it against a number of common criticisms. 
NotesWeckert, John 1 Moor, James 1; Affiliation: 1: Charles Sturt University, Dartmouth College; Source Info: Fall2006, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p191; Subject Term: NANOTECHNOLOGY; Subject Term: HIGH technology; Subject Term: MOLECULAR electronics; Subject Term: INFORMATION technology; Subject Term: TECHNOLOGICAL innovations; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541711 Research and Development in Biotechnology; Number of Pages: 14p; Document Type: Article