Science, Politics and Morality

Scientific Uncertainty and Decision Making

  • René Von Schomberg

Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLA, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. René von Schomberg
      Pages 1-4
  3. Controversies about Risks and Policy Implications

  4. Concepts of Science for Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Helga Nowotny
      Pages 63-84
    3. Silvio O. Funtowicz, Jerome R. Ravetz
      Pages 85-123
  5. The Use of Social Science in the Policy Making Process

  6. Ethical Problems with Developments in Science and Technology

  7. Public and State Interests in the Development and Control of Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Olaf Diettrich
      Pages 207-219
    3. Piet Schenkelaars
      Pages 221-230
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-236

About this book


Current environmental problems and technological risks are a challenge for a new institutional arrangement of the value spheres of Science, Politics and Morality. Distinguished authors from different European countries and America provide a cross-disciplinary perspective on the problems of political decision making under the conditions of scientific uncertainty. cases from biotechnology and the environmental sciences are discussed.
The papers collected for this volume address the following themes: (i) controversies about risks and political decision making; (ii) concepts of science for policy; (iii) the use of social science in the policy making process; (iv) ethical problems with developments in science and technology; (v) public and state interests in the development and control of technology.


Institution development environment ethics morality science

Editors and affiliations

  • René Von Schomberg
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BrabantTilburgThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4211-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8143-1
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