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Emotions and risky technologies

Author: Sabine Roeser
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010.
Series: International library of ethics, law and technology, 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By offering an innovative and challenging approach to the topic of risk and emotion, this book covers completely new territory. It focuses on risk and emotion from the perspective of moral philosophy and emphasizes that emotions are an important source of moral knowledge. The book connects to important debates about risk and emotion in empirical decision theory. However, whereas in these debates, emotions are mainly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Emotions and risky technologies.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010
(OCoLC)495781722
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sabine Roeser
ISBN: 9789048186471 9048186471
OCLC Number: 663093727
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword; Acceptable Risk --
On the Rationality (and Irrationality) of Emotional Evaluations of Risk; Acknowledgements; Contents; Contributors; Emotions and Risky Technologies: Introduction and Overview; Introduction; Background; Overview of the Contributions; References; Part I Emotions as Distortions About Risk; Moral Heuristics and Risk; Heres How I Feel: Dont Trust Your Feelings; If I Look at the Mass I Will Never Act: Psychic Numbing and Genocide; Marketing Risk: Emotional Appeals Can Promote the Mindless Acceptance of Risk.
Series Title: International library of ethics, law and technology, 5.
Responsibility: edited by Sabine Roeser.

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By offering an original and challenging approach to the topic of risk and emotion, this book covers new territory. It focuses on risk and emotion from the perspective of moral philosophy and  Read more...

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