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Acceptable Evidence: Science and Values in Risk Management

Deborah G. Mayo and Rachelle D. Hollander


Discussions of science and values in risk management have largely focused on how values enter into arguments about risks, that is, issues of acceptable risk. Instead this volume concentrates on how values enter into collecting, interpreting, communicating, and evaluating the evidence of risks, that is, issues of the acceptability of evidence of risk. By focusing on acceptable evidence, this volume avoids two barriers to progress. One barrier assumes that evidence of risk is largely a matter of objective scientific data and therefore uncontroversial. The other assumes that evidence of risk, ... More

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Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780195089295
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195089295.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah G. Mayo, editor

Rachelle D. Hollander, editor

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