WORKSHOP – Risk and Acceptability; Zurich, Switzerland

International Workshop on ‘Risk and Acceptability’
Centre for Ethics/Research Priority Program in Ethics (URPP Ethics), University of Zurich, Switzerland
December 7th – 8th 2012

Speakers: Matt Adler (Duke), Gregor Betz (Karlsruhe), Sven Ove Hansson (Stockholm), Rafaela Hillerbrand (Aachen), Martin Peterson (Eindhoven), Matthew Rendall (Nottingham), Dominic Roser (Zürich), Klaus Steigleder (Bochum), Christian Seidel (Erlangen)

This two-day workshop is going to address ethical questions concerning the imposition, distribution and assessment of risk and risk acceptability. Papers will investigate issues such as the potential conflict between rights and risk imposition, risk and nuclear technology, climate ethics and risk avoidance, risk distribution and social justice, thresholds for risk acceptability, the precautionary principle, and the economics of risk-avoidance.

The workshop is open but prior registration is necessary. If you would like to register for the workshop, please contact Fabian Schuppert at fabian.schuppert(“at”) or Dominic Roser at roser(“at”)

More info here.