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Apocalypse Soon?

Haller, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 077352438X / ISBN 13: 9780773524385
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press
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A timely examination of what to believe and what to do about predictions of global catastrophe. Num Pages: 160 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: JPQ; RNA; RNP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 154 x 17. Weight in Grams: 326. . 2002. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780773524385

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Title: Apocalypse Soon?

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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Using arguments that parallel those of Blaise Pascal and William James, Haller offers prudential reasons for caution that should convince those not already persuaded by ethical arguments. While models of global systems can reveal only possible, not probable, futures, the catastrophic threats posed by such things as global warming, ozone depletion, or population increase represent what James would call "live options": that is, they present us with a plausible possibility that forces us to make momentous decisions. Haller concludes that we cannot afford to risk catastrophe, despite the high costs this decision involves.

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