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Acceptable Evidence

Author : Deborah G. Mayo
ISBN : 0195358325
Genre : Science
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Discussions of science and values in risk management have largely focused on how values enter into arguments about risks, that is, issues of acceptable risk. Instead this volume concentrates on how values enter into collecting, interpreting, communicating, and evaluating the evidence of risks, that is, issues of the acceptability of evidence of risk. By focusing on acceptable evidence, this volume avoids two barriers to progress. One barrier assumes that evidence of risk is largely a matter of objective scientific data and therefore uncontroversial. The other assumes that evidence of risk, being "just" a matter of values, is not amenable to reasoned critique. Denying both extremes, this volume argues for a more constructive conclusion: understanding the interrelations of scientific and value issues enables a critical scrutiny of risk assessments and better public deliberation about social choices. The contributors, distinguished philosophers, policy analysts, and natural and social scientists, analyze environmental and medical controversies, and assumptions underlying views about risk assessment and the scientific and statistical models used in risk management.

In Nature S Interests

Author : Gary Edward Varner
ISBN : 9780195152012
Genre : Nature
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Varner offers a powerful response to what he calls the "two dogmas of environmental ethics"--the assumptions that animal rights philosophies and anthropocentric views are each antithetical to sound environmental policy. "The book is a pleasure to read. The author is unduly influenced neither by radical nor conservative environmentalist camps. He has a mind of his own."--Environmental Ethics


Author : Kristin Shrader-Frechette
ISBN : 9780199396412
Genre : Philosophy
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Three-fourths of scientific research in the United States is funded by special interests. Many of these groups have specific practical goals, such as developing pharmaceuticals or establishing that a pollutant causes only minimal harm. Kristin Shrader-Frechette uses the analytical tools of classic philosophy of science to evaluate the conclusions of science tainted by the influence of special interests. She challenges accepted scientific findings regarding risks such as chemical toxins and carcinogens, ionizing radiation, pesticides, hazardous-waste disposal, development of environmentally sensitive lands, threats to endangered species, and inadequate standards for workplace-pollution exposure.

Issues In Science And Technology

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ISBN : UCBK:C054364113
Genre : Electronic journals
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Selected Acquisitions Of The Library

Author : Indiana University, Bloomington. Law Library
ISBN : IND:30000038937185
Genre : Acquisitions (Libraries)
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ISBN : OSU:32437123162006
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Proceedings And Addresses Of The American Philosophical Association

Author : American Philosophical Association
ISBN : UVA:X002682320
Genre : Philosophy
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New Titles In Bioethics

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ISBN : IND:30000027900608
Genre : Bioethics
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Sustainable Development Science Ethics And Public Policy

Author : J. Lemons
ISBN : 9789401584920
Genre : Science
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Of all the books written about the problems of sustainable development and environmental protection, Sustainable Development: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy is one of the first to examine the role of science, economics and law, and ethics as generally applied to decision making on sustainable development, particularly in respect to the recommendations contained in Agenda 21. Specifically, the book examines the role, capabilities, and certain strengths and weaknesses of these disciplines and their ethical implications in the context of sustainable development problems. Such an analysis is necessary to determine whether sustainable development problems create important new challenges and problems for government so that, where appropriate, new tools or approaches may be designed to overcome limitations or take advantage of the strengths of current scientific, economic and legal capabilities. Audience: Environmental professionals, whether academic, governmental or industrial, or in the private consultancy sector. Also suitable as an upper level text or reference.

The Journal Of Philosophy

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ISBN : UIUC:30112001387759
Genre : Philosophy
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Covers topics in philosophy, psychology, and scientific methods. Vols. 31- include "A Bibliography of philosophy," 1933-

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