World Commission on the Ethics of scientific knowledge and technology

The World Commission is meeting on 26 and 27 april in Brussels to review its policy recommendations of 2007.

Some suggestions so far are:
Systematic review of national and regional debates on comparative basis and look for common ground at global level

Further development of ethical guidelines

Traditional distinctions between bioethics and ethics of emerging technologies is artificial. It is necessary to bring these realms together on focus on issues, rather than on disciplines.

the question is also whether UNESCO should stick to nanotechnology or broaden to converging technologies or emerging technologies


About renevonschomberg

Dr. Dr.phil. RENE VON SCHOMBERG is a science and technologies studies specialist and a philosopher. He holds Ph.D's from the University of Twente (NL) (Science and Technology Studies) and J.W.Goethe University in Frankfurt (Philosophy). He has been a European Union Fellow at George Mason University, USA in 2007 and is employed by the European Commission. He is author/co-editor of 14 books. His current major project is to develop ideas and policies to drive innovations towards the grand challenges of our time.
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One Response to World Commission on the Ethics of scientific knowledge and technology

  1. Jeff Ubois says:

    It’d be great to hear what came out of the meeting in Brussels.


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