Schedule (as of April 21) ("RR"= Risk and Rationality)
4/14 Lecture in both Japanese and English
授業の概要 (outline of the course)
リスクの概念 (The concept of risk)
なぜリスクは哲学の問題になるか(why risk is a problem for philosophy)
Reading: Hansson "Risk"
リスクの概念つづき (the concept of risk, continued)
シュレーダー＝フレチェットの立場 (the position of Schrader-Frechette)
Reading: RR ch. 1
4/28 Lecture in English
"positivist" views of risk
Readings: Starr and Whipple "Risks of risk decisions"
Whipple "Non-pessimistic risk assessment and de minimis risk as risk management tools"
リスクの社会構成主義 (social constuctivism on risk)
reading: Douglas and Wildavsky, Risk and Culture, conclusion.
5/19 Lecture in English
The middle way: Schrader-Frechette and Mayo
presentation by Jorge Gomez
Readings: RR ch. 3
Mayo "Sociological vs metascientific views of risk assessment"
Mayo and Spanos "Philosophical Scrutiny of Evidence of Risks"
リスク認知とリスクコミュニケーション(risk recognition and risk communication) (1)
readings: RR ch.2
Slovic "introduction and overview"
Slovic "perception of risk"
6/9 Lecture in English
risk recognition and risk communication (2)
presentation by Adrien Barton
readings: same as the previous week
paper project due
schemes of risk evaluation (1) Expert judgment
Reading : RR chs. 6 &7
6/23 Lecture in English
schemes of risk evaluation (2) Utilitarianism
Reading : RR ch. 8
schemes of risk evaluation (3) Democracy
Reading : RR ch. 11
7/7 Lecture in English
Beck's idea of risk society
Readings: Beck, "On the logic of wealth distribution and risk distribution"
Campbell and Currie, "Against Beck: in defense of risk analysis"
リスクに関する意思決定の手法 (the method of decision-making on risk)
reading: Bucchi and Neresini "Science and Public Participation"
7/28 final paper due