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Descrição da editora

How can we determine an acceptable level of risk? Should these decisions be made by experts, or by the people they affect? How should safety and security be balanced against other goods, such as liberty?


This is the first collection to examine the philosophical dimensions of these pressing practical problems. Leading scholars exploring the full range of philosophical implications of risk, including:

risk and ethics
risk and rationality
risk and scientific expertise
risk and lay knowledge
the objectivity of risk assessment
risk and the precautionary principle
risk and terror.

With contributions from Carl F. Cranor, Sven Ove Hansson, Martin Kusch, Tim Lewens, D.H. Mellor, Adam Morton, Stephen Perry, Martin Peterson, Alan Ryan, Per Sandin, Cass R. Sunstein and Jonathan Wolff; this collection is essential reading, not only for philosophers and researchers in legal, economic and environmental studies, but for those seeking to gain a better understanding of the decisions we must make as concerned citizens.

GÉNERO
Não ficção
LANÇADO
2007
17/Maio
IDIOMA
EN
Inglês
TAMANHO
232
Páginas
EDITORA
Taylor and Francis
TAMANHO
943.5
KB

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