The Emergence of Post-Normal Science

  • Silvio O. Funtowicz
  • Jerome R. Ravetz
Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLA, volume 17)


Few will still doubt that our modern technological culture has reached a turning point, and that it must change drastically if we are to manage our environmental problems. It may not yet be as widely appreciated that science, hitherto the mainspring of that technological progress, must also change. From now on its central task must be concerned with the patholo-gies of our industrial System; and this imposes new problems and requires new methods. These are the subject our of study.


Quality Assurance System Uncertainty Applied Science Scientific Practice Scientific Revolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvio O. Funtowicz
    • 1
  • Jerome R. Ravetz
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Systems Engineering and Informatics, Joint Research CentreCommission of the European CommunitiesIspra (Va)Italy
  2. 2.The Research Methods Consultancy Ltd.LondonEngland

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