2012

Handbook of Risk Theory

Epistemology, Decision Theory, Ethics, and Social Implications of Risk

ISBN: 978-94-007-1432-8 (Print) 978-94-007-1433-5 (Online)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

  2. Introduction to Risk Theory

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      Introduction to Risk Theory

  3. Part 1 General Issues in Risk Theory

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      Pages 25-25

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      Pages 27-54

      A Panorama of the Philosophy of Risk

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      Pages 55-85

      The Concepts of Risk and Safety

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      Pages 87-110

      Levels of Uncertainty

  4. Part 2 Specific Risks

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      Pages 113-133

      The Economics of Risk: A (Partial) Survey

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      Pages 135-158

      Interpretation of Forensic Evidence

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      Pages 159-177

      Risks and Scientific Responsibilities in Nanotechnology

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      Pages 179-211

      Risk and Risk-Benefit Evaluations in Biomedical Research

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      Pages 213-237

      Understanding and Governing Public Health Risks by Modeling

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      Pages 239-264

      Management of the Risks of Transport

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      Pages 265-294

      Risk and Spatial Planning

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      Pages 295-318

      Intergenerational Risks of Nuclear Energy

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      Pages 319-339

      Climate Change as Risk?

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      Pages 341-371

      Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Risk from Geophysical Hazards

  5. Part 3 Decision Theory and Risk

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      Pages 373-373

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      Pages 375-404

      A Rational Approach to Risk? Bayesian Decision Theory

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      Pages 405-439

      A Philosophical Assessment of Decision Theory

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      Pages 441-475

      The Mismeasure of Risk

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      Pages 477-498

      Unreliable Probabilities, Paradoxes, and Epistemic Risks

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      Pages 499-516

      Paradoxes of Rational Choice Theory

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      Pages 517-543

      Multi-Attribute Approaches to Risk

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