Between Same-Sex Marriages and the Large Hadron Collider : Making Sense of the Precautionary Principle

TitleBetween Same-Sex Marriages and the Large Hadron Collider : Making Sense of the Precautionary Principle
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPetrenko, A, McArthur, D
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Volume16
Issue3
Pagination591-610
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number13533452
Accession Number52799325
KeywordsENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , FRANCE , large , PRECAUTIONARY , Public Policy , public safety , RISK , SAME-sex , SCIENCE , SWITZERLAND
AbstractThe Precautionary Principle is a guide to coping with scientific uncertainties in the assessment and management of risks. In recent years, it has moved to the forefront of debates in policy and applied ethics, and is being used in areas as diverse as as environmental and health regulation and product development. While many claim that the principle is incoherent, this paper seeks to answer these criticisms by formulating guidelines for its application that ensure its coherence as a useful normative guide in applied and policy ethics debates.
NotesPetrenko, Anton 1 McArthur, Dan 1; Email Address: Daniel.mcarthur@sympatico.ca; Affiliation: 1: Department of Philosophy, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University, 625 Atkinson Bldg, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J-1P3, Canada; Source Info: Sep2010, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p591; Subject Term: SAME-sex marriage; Subject Term: RISK management; Subject Term: LARGE Hadron Collider (France & Switzerland); Subject Term: ENVIRONMENTAL regulations; Subject Term: FRANCE; Subject Term: SWITZERLAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: Environmental ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Large Hadron collider; Author-Supplied Keyword: Precautionary principle; Author-Supplied Keyword: Risk analysis; Author-Supplied Keyword: Same-sex marriages; NAICS/Industry Codes: 924110 Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs; Number of Pages: 20p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1007/s11948-009-9165-y
Short TitleBetween Same-Sex Marriages and the Large Hadron Collider : Making Sense of the Precautionary Principle
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