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Fukushima, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island: Flawed Science and Accident Cover-Up

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 4 argues that atomic energy is also costly in terms of human health, scientific data, and practical reliability. Because of industry cover-ups, ... More


Uncovering Cover-Up: Inference to the Best Explanation in Medicine

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in Tainted: How Philosophy of Science Can Expose Bad Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199396412
eISBN:
9780199396436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396412.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The chapter investigates a third, and perhaps the most prominent, alternative to hypothesis-testing: inference to the best explanation. The chapter shows why this method is superior to those outlined ... More


The Unbounded Mind: Breaking the Chains of Traditional Business Thinking

Ian I. Mitroff and Harold A. Linstone

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102888
eISBN:
9780199854943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102888.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Global markets, Japanese competition, the service economy, the sophisticated consumer — American business today faces challenges undreamed of just a few decades ago, and traditional approaches to ... More


Nuclear Meltdown II: Three Mile Island

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter considers media coverage of the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Television reports imparted a sense of urgency that emphasized the potential explosiveness of the situation. News ... More


The Ambiguities of Radiation Effects

J. Samuel Walker

in Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223288
eISBN:
9780520924840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223288.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In estimating the dangers of radiation to large population groups, the survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be the most important basis. It supplied the best available ... More


Nuclear Meltdown I: The China Syndrome

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter considers the production and reception of The China Syndrome, a 1979 Hollywood film starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, and Michael Douglas. Depicting an accident at a fictional nuclear ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter starts with a question which contains a play on words: Civilization of the irremediable or an irremediable civilization? Freud then comes into the picture with terms he used more or less ... More


Three Views of “Human Error”

Robert L. Wears and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

in Still Not Safe: Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190271268
eISBN:
9780190271299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271268.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The concept of human “error” was central to patient safety’s rise to prominence. Unfortunately healthcare developed a rather limited understanding of “error” from a complex body of work that had been ... More


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