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Handbook of risk theory : epistemology, decision theory, ethics, and social implications of risk, Sabine Roeser ... [et al.] (eds.), (electronic resource)

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Handbook of risk theory : epistemology, decision theory, ethics, and social implications of risk
Title
Handbook of risk theory
Title remainder
epistemology, decision theory, ethics, and social implications of risk
Statement of responsibility
Sabine Roeser ... [et al.] (eds.)
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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0
LC call number
HM1101
LC item number
.H36 2012
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Roeser, Sabine
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  • Risk
  • Risk
  • Sciences sociales
  • Sciences humaines
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Handbook of risk theory : epistemology, decision theory, ethics, and social implications of risk, Sabine Roeser ... [et al.] (eds.), (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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not applicable
Contents
V. 1. Introduction to risk theory; General issues in risk theory; Specific risks; Decision theory and risk -- v. 2. Risk perception; Risk ethics; Risk in society
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 1187 p.)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9789400714328
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uncompressed
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-1433-5
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ill. (some col.)
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absent
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access
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)773812323
  • (OCoLC)ocn773812323
Label
Handbook of risk theory : epistemology, decision theory, ethics, and social implications of risk, Sabine Roeser ... [et al.] (eds.), (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
V. 1. Introduction to risk theory; General issues in risk theory; Specific risks; Decision theory and risk -- v. 2. Risk perception; Risk ethics; Risk in society
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 1187 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9789400714328
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-1433-5
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773812323
  • (OCoLC)ocn773812323

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