volume 23, issue 2, P244-255 2015
DOI: 10.1590/1983-80422015232063
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Abstract: AbstractThe rapid development of the nano-techno-sciences and the belief that they represent threats to the survival of the planet have led groups of organized civil society to request moratoria on nano-techno-scientific research, based on the principle of precaution. This article takes off from the finding that this principle provokes debates around its concept, its form of application and its bioethical implications. Here terms such as "risk", "danger", "uncertainty", "ignorance", "prevention" and "precauti…

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