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Handbook of Risk Theory. 2 Bände

Rafaela Hillerbrand

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ISBN 10: 9400714327 / ISBN 13: 9789400714328
Published by Springer-Verlag Gmbh Jan 2012, 2012
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Neuware - 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 and psychologists. 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 van we judge whether a Risk is morally acceptable or not Over the last couple of decades questions like these have attract interest from philosophers into the theory of Risk. The Handbook of Risk Theory provides the reader with a state of the art overview of the epistemological, decision theoretical, ethical and social aspects of Risk. This is the first handbook on Risk Theory that is written from a philosophical perspective, while addressing a general, interdisciplinary audience of Risk scholars. All contributors are key figures in their field, who at the same time have experience in working together with natural scientists, engineers, medical scholars, economist and social scientists. For this reason all contributions are accessibly written and highly relevant to issues that are studies by Risk scholars. This makes the Handbook of Risk Theory the perfect starting point for all Risk scholars who are interested in broadening and deepening their current perspectives. 1164 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9789400714328

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Title: Handbook of Risk Theory. 2 Bände

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Jan 2012

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Buch

Book Condition:Neu

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Handbook of Risk Theory The Handbook of Risk Theory provides a state-of-the-art overview of the epistemological, decision theoretical, ethical and social aspects of Risk. This is the first handbook on the topic written from a philosophical perspective, yet also addresses an interdisciplinary audience. Full description


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?The editors have managed to compile an excellent handbook with contributions by leading scholars in risk theory. Although aimed at experts with a scientific background in risk, many of the book chapters would not be misplaced in (post)graduate courses on risk theory. In addition to the content, the book is carefully edited, with a brief table of content and list of references for each of the chapters, making the chapters also easily accessible on an individual basis.? (Neelke Doorn, Science and Engineering Ethics, April, 2012)

?The Handbook of Risk Theory takes it to the big city, right downtown, and explicates it from the expansive perspectives of leading academics and theorists from a wide range of disciplines. This anthology attempts, admirably, to capture the boundlessness of risk?like trying to catch lightning in a bottle?through the lens of risk theory. ... It is ... a magnum opus in the field of risk theory. Once you?ve read through the book?s 1187 pages, you?ll certainly know ?risk? well before you see it.? (Outward Bound International Journal, 2012)

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