Risk and Acceptability

December 7, 2012 - December 8, 2012
Centre for Ethics / Research Priority Program in Ethics, University of Zürich


Main speakers:

Matt Adler
Duke University
Gregor Betz
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Sven Ove Hansson
Stockholm University
Rafaela Hillerbrand
Aachen University of Technology
Martin Peterson
Eindhoven University of Technology
Matthew Rendall
University of Nottingham
Dominic Roser
University of Zürich
Klause Steigleder
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Anna Zuber
University of Zürich

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This two-day workshop is going to address ethical questions concerning the imposition, distribution and assessment of risk and risk acceptability. Papers will investigate issues such as the potential conflict between rights and risk imposition, risk and nuclear technology, climate ethics and risk avoidance, risk distribution and social justice, thresholds for risk acceptability, the precautionary principle, and the economics of risk-avoidance. 

The workshop is open but prior registration is necessary. If you would like to register for the workshop, please contact Fabian Schuppert at fabian.schuppert("at")ethik.uzh.ch or Dominic Roser at roser("at")ethik.uzh.ch

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December 7, 2012, 2:00pm CET

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