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Unreliable probabilities, paradoxes, and epistemic risk

Sahlin, Nils-Eric LU (2012) In Handbook of Risk Theory- Epistemology, Decision Theory, Ethics, and Social Implications of Risk p.477-498
Abstract
Risk has become one of the main topics in fields as diverse as engineering, medicine and economics, and it is also studied by social scientists, psychologists and legal scholars. But the topic of risk also leads to more fundamental questions such as: What is risk? What can decision theory contribute to the analysis of risk? What does the human perception of risk mean for society? How should we judge whether a risk is morally acceptable or not? Over the last couple of decades questions like these have attracted interest from philosophers and other scholars into risk theory. This handbook provides for an overview into key topics in a major new field of research. It addresses a wide range of topics, ranging from decision theory, risk... (More)
Risk has become one of the main topics in fields as diverse as engineering, medicine and economics, and it is also studied by social scientists, psychologists and legal scholars. But the topic of risk also leads to more fundamental questions such as: What is risk? What can decision theory contribute to the analysis of risk? What does the human perception of risk mean for society? How should we judge whether a risk is morally acceptable or not? Over the last couple of decades questions like these have attracted interest from philosophers and other scholars into risk theory. This handbook provides for an overview into key topics in a major new field of research. It addresses a wide range of topics, ranging from decision theory, risk perception to ethics and social implications of risk, and it also addresses specific case studies. It aims to promote communication and information among all those who are interested in theoetical issues concerning risk and uncertainty. This handbook brings together internationally leading philosophers and scholars from other disciplines who work on risk theory.The contributions are accessibly written and highly relevant to issues that are studied by risk scholars. We hope that the Handbook of Risk Theory will be a helpful starting point for all risk scholars who are interested in broadening and deepening their current perspectives. (Less)
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Handbook of Risk Theory- Epistemology, Decision Theory, Ethics, and Social Implications of Risk
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  author       = {Sahlin, Nils-Eric},
  editor       = {Roeser, S. and Hillerbrand, R. and Peterson, M. and Sandin, P.},
  isbn         = {978-94-007-1432-8},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {477--498},
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  series       = {Handbook of Risk Theory- Epistemology, Decision Theory, Ethics, and Social Implications of Risk},
  title        = {Unreliable probabilities, paradoxes, and epistemic risk},
  year         = {2012},
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