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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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
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Carter, Dr J Adam
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
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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