On the epistemology of the precautionary principle

Carter, J. A. and Peterson, M. (2015) On the epistemology of the precautionary principle. Erkenntnis, 80(1), pp. 1-13. (doi:10.1007/s10670-014-9609-x)

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Abstract

In this paper we present two distinctly epistemological puzzles that arise for one who aspires to defend the precautionary principle. The first puzzle involves an application of contextualism in epistemology; and the second puzzle concerns the task of defending a plausible version of the precautionary principle that would not be invalidated by the de minimis principle.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Carter, Dr Joseph
Authors: Carter, J. A., and Peterson, M.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Erkenntnis
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0165-0106
ISSN (Online):1572-8420
Published Online:25 February 2014
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media
First Published:First published in Erkenntnis 80(1): 1-13
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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