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Molecular Disjunctions: Staking Claims at the Nanoscale

Nordmann, Alfred
Baird, Davis and Nordmann, Alfred and Schummer, Joachim (eds.)
Nordmann, Alfred (ed.) :

Molecular Disjunctions: Staking Claims at the Nanoscale.
In: Discovering the Nanoscale. Amsterdam: IOS Press , Amsterdam , pp. 51-62.
[Book Section], (2004)

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Item Type: Book Section
Title: Molecular Disjunctions: Staking Claims at the Nanoscale
Language: English

Nanoscience may be surrounded by controversy but is characterized by its absence. Evidence for this comes from the reconstruction of a peculiarly muted scientific "debate" regarding the claim that a single organic molecule may serve as a wire in electronic circuitry. Even though there are fundamentally different theoretical approaches, the debate remains entirely implicit. This is because the research in question is motivated by interest neither in a true representation of nature, nor simply in the invention of devices or production of new substances. As a place-oriented enterprise NanoTechnoScience consists mostly in the settlement and staking of claims on the nanoscale.

Title of Book: Discovering the Nanoscale
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Publisher: Amsterdam: IOS Press
Classification DDC: 000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft > 000 Allgemeines, Wissenschaft
100 Philosophie und Psychologie > 100 Philosophie
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 500 Naturwissenschaften
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 530 Physik
600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften > 600 Technik
Divisions: 02 Department History and Social Science > Institute of Philosophy
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 06:23
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 06:23
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-68821
URI: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/6882
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