Two Cultures of Nanotechnology?
作者: Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent
刊名: HYLE: International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry, 2004, Vol.10 (2), pp.65-82
来源数据库: Hyle Publications
关键词: philosophy of chemistrynanotechnologyself-assemblymolecular assemblerbiomimetismmechanismdynamism
原始语种摘要: Although many active scientists deplore the publicity about Drexler's futuristic scenario, I will argue that the controversies it has generated are very useful, at least in one respect. They help clarify the metaphysical assumptions underlying nanotechnologies, which may prove very helpful for understanding their public and cultural impact. Both Drexler and his opponents take inspiration from living systems, which they both describe as machines. However there is a striking contrast in their respective views of molecular machineries. This paper based on semipopular publications is an attempt to characterize the rival models of nanomachines and to disentangle the worldviews underpinning the uses of biological reference on both sides. Finally, in an effort to point out the historical roots...
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  • respect 珍视
  • deplore 衰叹
  • striking 引燃
  • inspiration 灵感
  • argue 证明
  • raise 隆起
  • there 那里
  • question 问题
  • attempt 试验
  • underpinning 加固基础