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The Ethics of Truth-Telling and the Problem of Risk
|Title||The Ethics of Truth-Telling and the Problem of Risk|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Authors||Thompson, Paul B.|
|Journal||Science and Engineering Ethics|
The author looks at the problem of explaining why truth-telling is problematic in reconciling expert and lay attitudes toward risk. Evaluating risk always incorporates an estimate of the reliability of information. Furthermore, the engineer is looked upon as trustworthy when they give their assessment of the potential risk.
Cover Date: October 1999.Source Info: 5(4), 489-510. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 34-1. Subject: ETHICS; EXPERIENCE; RISK; TRUTH TELLING. Subject Person: DAVIS, M; NAGEL, T. Update Code: 20090226.