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Philosophy and the Precautionary Principle

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1. The precaution controversy; 2. Answering the dilemma objection; 3. The unity of the precautionary principle; 4. The historical argument for precaution; 5. Scientific uncertainty; 6. Counting the future; 7. Precautionary science and the value-free ideal; 8. Values, precaution, and uncertainty factors; 9. Concluding case studies.

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Daniel Steel is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University. He is the author of Across the Boundaries: Extrapolation in Biology and Social Science (2008) and the co-editor (with Francesco Guala) of The Philosophy of Social Science Reader (2011).

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