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The Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science studies knowledge, reasoning, and value in all their forms.

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Risk Reading Group

The aim of the reading group is to discuss papers on the theme of risk, broadly construed: the precautionary principle, decision theory under risk or uncertainty, ethical aspects of these decisions, scientific risk assessments, risk and values, among others.
We discuss classical or recent papers, according to people's interest. The papers come from both the philosophical and the risk analysis literature. Sessions are held every month. Anyone is welcome, feel free to join! For more information, write to t.c.e.boyer@tilburguniversity.edu

2015-2016 sessions

September 4, 2015 (10:15-12:00)

Room: D 152

Peterson, Martin (2006), "The Precautionary Principle is Incoherent", Risk Analysis, Vol. 26, No. 3, 595-601 (link)

September 30, 2015 (14:45-16:00)

Room: WZ 103

Resnik, D (2003), "Is the Precautionary Principle unscientific?", Stud. Hist. Phil. Biol. & Biomed. Sci. 34 (2003) 329–344 (link)

October 15, 2015 (16:45-18:00)

Room: D 119

Hansson, S.O. (2003), "Ethical criteria of risk acceptance", Erkenntnis 59: 291–309 (link)

November 19, 2015 (9:45-11:00)

Room: D 152

Pritchard, D. (2015), "Risk", Metaphilosophy, Vol. 46, No. 3, 436-461 (link)

December 9, 2015 (10:45-12:00)

Room: D 152

Peterson, M. (2002) "What Is a de Minimis Risk?", Risk Management, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2002), pp. 47-55 (link)

January 11, 2016 (15:45-17:00)

Room: CZ 118

Mumpower, J. (1986), "An analysis of the de minimis strategy for risk management". Risk Analysis, 6(4), 437-446 (link)

February 11, 2016 (11:45-13:00)

Room: D 119

Carter, J.A. and M. Peterson (2015), "On the Epistemology of the Precautionary Principle", Erkenntnis (2015) 80:1–13 (link)