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Using Food Labels to Regulate Risks

Paul Weirich

in Labeling Genetically Modified Food: The Philosophical and Legal Debate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326864
eISBN:
9780199870325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326864.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Many food products contain genetically modified corn and soybeans. Corn plants are modified to resist pests, and soybean plants are modified to tolerate herbicides. In the United States food labels ... More


The Precautionary Principle

Martin Peterson

in The Ethics of Technology: A Geometric Analysis of Five Moral Principles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190652265
eISBN:
9780190652296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652265.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter identifies two very different paradigm cases for the Precautionary Principle that define two separate versions of the principle: the deliberative and the epistemic. I argue that the ... More


Epistemological issues raised by research on climate change

Paolo Vineis, Aneire Khan, and Flavio D'Abramo

in Causality in the Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574131
eISBN:
9780191728921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0023
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Climate change has become a reality, and much research on its causes and consequences is currently conducted. To our knowledge, very little attention has been paid to epistemological issues raised by ... More


Considering New Initiatives

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

While U.S. federal chemical policy development largely ceased after 1980, major developments occurred in other countries and internationally. In 2006 the European Union significantly overhauled the ... More


Regulation of Risks

Paul Weirich

in Rational Responses to Risks

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190089412
eISBN:
9780190089443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190089412.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Governments regulate risks on behalf of the people they serve. Given that regulatory agencies aim for regulatory measures that the public would endorse if rational and informed, the mean-risk method ... More


Epistemic Privilege

Jessica Smartt Gullion

in Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter defines epistemic privilege in environmental controversies. It also discusses the role of science in policy making and brings up questions about the influences of power in discursive ... More


Valentino Rossi: A Uniquely British Look at an Italian Motorsport Legend

Sean Bell

in More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809889
eISBN:
9781496809926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Italy’s Valentino Rossi is the most popular motorcycle racer of his day. This chapter examines Rossi’s dominance in motorsport, while also providing the reader with a broad understanding of ... More


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