Theory and Decision Library A:

Science, Politics and Morality

Scientific Uncertainty and Decision Making

Editors: von Schomberg, R. (Ed.)

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Current environmental problems and technological risks are a challenge for a new institutional arrangement of the value spheres of Science, Politics and Morality. Distinguished authors from different European countries and America provide a cross-disciplinary perspective on the problems of political decision making under the conditions of scientific uncertainty. cases from biotechnology and the environmental sciences are discussed.
The papers collected for this volume address the following themes: (i) controversies about risks and political decision making; (ii) concepts of science for policy; (iii) the use of social science in the policy making process; (iv) ethical problems with developments in science and technology; (v) public and state interests in the development and control of technology.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schomberg, René

    Pages 1-4

  • Controversies and Political Decision Making

    Schomberg, René

    Pages 7-26

  • Controversies about Risks and Their Relation to Different Paradigms in Biological Research

    Kollek, Regine

    Pages 27-41

  • Probabilistic Uncertainty and Technological Risks

    Shrader-Frechette, Kristin S.

    Pages 43-60

  • A New Branch of Science, Inc.

    Nowotny, Helga

    Pages 63-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science, Politics and Morality
Book Subtitle
Scientific Uncertainty and Decision Making
Editors
  • R. von Schomberg
Series Title
Theory and Decision Library A:
Series Volume
17
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8143-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8143-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1997-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4211-8
Series ISSN
0921-3384
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 236
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