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The ethics of technological risk

Author: Lotte Asveld; Sabine Roeser
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
Series: Risk, society, and policy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume brings together top authors from the fields of risk, philosophy, social sciences and psychology to address the issue of how we should decide to what extent technological risks are morally acceptable. The underlying principles are examined, along with methodological challenges, public involvement and instruments for democratization. A strong theoretical basis is complemented by a range of case studies  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lotte Asveld; Sabine Roeser
ISBN: 9781844076383 1844076385
OCLC Number: 232976373
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 290 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: An agenda for the ethics of risk / Sven Ove Hansson --
A plea for a rich conception of risks / Carl Cranor --
Requirements for the social acceptability of risk-generating technological activities / Henk Zandvoort --
Clinical equipoise and the assessment of acceptable therapeutic risk / Duff Waring --
Acceptable risk to future generations / Marc D. Davidson --
The ethical assessment of unpredictable risks in the use of genetically engineered livestock for biomedical research / Arianna Ferrari --
Ethics, reasons and risk analysis / Douglas MacLean --
Incommensurability : the failure to compare risks / Nicolas Espinoza --
Welfare judgements and risk / Greg Bognar --
Risk as feeling : some thoughts about affect, reason, risk and rationality / Paul Slovic [and others] --
The relation between cognition and affect in moral judgements about risks / Sabine Roeser --
Risk and public imagination : mediated risk perception as imaginative moral judgement / Mark Coeckelbergh --
Trust and criteria for proof of risk : the case of mobile phone technology in the Netherlands / Lotte Asveld --
Risk management through national ethics councils? / Gero Kellermann --
Ethical responsibilities of engineers in design processes : risks, regulative frameworks and societal division of labour / Anke van Gorp and Armin Grunwald --
Governing technological risks / Michael Baram.
Series Title: Risk, society, and policy series.
Responsibility: edited by Lotte Asveld and Sabine Roeser.
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