On Identifying Plausibility and Deliberative Public Policy Commentary on: 'Negotiating Plausibility: Intervening in the Future of Nanotechnology'

Science and Engineering Ethics (2011) 17:739–742

4 Pages Posted: 14 May 2014 Last revised: 19 Sep 2014

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Rene Von Schomberg

European Commission-DG Research and Innovation

Date Written: August 30, 2011

Abstract

The identification of plausible epistemic approaches in science as well as the social problem definitions with which scientists implicitly work is essential for the quality of a deliberative public policy. While responding to the Nanofutures project, I will reflect on the essential elements of such a policy.

Keywords: Deliberation, Public policy, Nanotechnology, Plausibility, ethics

JEL Classification: Q33

Suggested Citation

Von Schomberg, Rene, On Identifying Plausibility and Deliberative Public Policy Commentary on: 'Negotiating Plausibility: Intervening in the Future of Nanotechnology' (August 30, 2011). Science and Engineering Ethics (2011) 17:739–742. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2433087

Rene Von Schomberg (Contact Author)

European Commission-DG Research and Innovation ( email )

Rue de la Loi 200
Brussels, B-1049
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://renevonschomberg.wordpress.com

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