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Human judgment and social policy : irreducible uncertainty, inevitable error, unavoidable injustice

Author: Kenneth R Hammond
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work focuses on how social policy grows out of the policymaker's judgment about what to do, what can be done, and what ought to be? Answers necessarily emerge from human judgment, and from human  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth R Hammond
ISBN: 0195143272 9780195143270 0195097343 9780195097344
OCLC Number: 45437632
Description: xi, 436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Irreducible uncertainty and the need for judgment --
Duality of error and policy formation --
Coping with uncertainty: the rivalry between intuition and analysis --
Tension between coherence and correspondence theories of competence --
The evolutionary roots of correspondence competence --
Reducing rivalry through compromise --
Task structure and cognitive structure --
Reducing tension through complementarity --
Is it possible to learn by intervening? --
Is it possible to learn from representing? --
Possibilities for wisdom --
The possible future of cognitive competence --
Rivalry, tension-forever?.
Responsibility: Kenneth R. Hammond.

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Hammond mangnificently reviews the history and major controversies in studies of cognition and decision making. Using examples from public policy, medicine, law, and engineering, he illustrates Read more...

 
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