Chapter 4. Scientific Promise: Reflections on Nano-Hype

  1. Nigel M. de S. Cameron Ph.D. Director President Research Professor Associate Dean1 and
  2. M. Ellen Mitchell Ph.D. Director Senior Fellow Fellow2
  1. M. Ellen Mitchell Ph.D. Director Senior Fellow Fellow

Published Online: 22 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch4

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

How to Cite

Mitchell, M. E. (2007) Scientific Promise: Reflections on Nano-Hype, in Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century (eds N. M. d. S. Cameron and M. E. Mitchell), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Center on Nanotechnology and Society, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  2. 2

    Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Author Information

  1. Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470084199

Online ISBN: 9780470165874

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Keywords:

  • nano-hype reflections;
  • hyperbole prominence in nanotechnology discussion;
  • role of expectations in processes and outcomes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Role of Expectations in Processes and Outcomes

  • Linear Causal Models

  • Perfection

  • Elusive Truth

  • Scientific Knowledge

  • The Role of Beliefs

  • The Case for Reason, Stability, and Interdisciplinarity