Risk [electronic resource] : philosophical perspectives / edited by Tim Lewens.

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Published: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2007.
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Summary:From airport security to nuclear power and safety on trains to public health scares, debates about risk are rarely out of the headlines. 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. In this outstanding volume, Tim Lewens gathers an impressive set of new essays from 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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 217 p.) : ill.
Other format:Print version: Risk : philosophical perspectives 9780415422833 0415422833 9780415422840 0415422841
Notes:Title from ebook t.p. screen (viewed Mar. 24, 2010).
Bib#: 1316564
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780203962596 (electronic bk.)
0203962591 (electronic bk.)