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New Science - New Risks

Friday-Saturday, 30-31 March 2012
Center for Philosophy of Science
817 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Everyone welcome. Registration is requested but not required.
To register, please contact

     Friday Afternoon     


Paul Slovic, Decision Research, Eugene, Oregon
Compassion collapse: A modification of Prospect Theory's value function


Lara Buchak, Department of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley
Risk and tradeoffs


Otávio Bueno and Robin Neiman, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami
Two types of uncertainty in clinical trials




Roger Stanev, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia
The assessment of efficacy and safety data by data and safety monitoring boards


Simone Duca, Department of Philosophy, Ruhr University of Bochum
State-minimax regret: A new strategy for cautious introspective wishful thinkers


Melissa Finucane, East-West Center, Honolulu
Changing Risk Paradigms


     Saturday Morning     




Paul Weirich, Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia
Two types of risk


Jeffrey Helzner, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University
Are reports concerning the death of Homo economicus greatly exaggerated?




Brian Hill, École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris
Confidence in beliefs and decision making


Sofia Kaliarnta and Sabine Roeser, 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, Delft University of Technology
Moral emotions and risk politics: An emotional deliberation approach to risk




     Saturday Afternoon      


Baruch Fischhoff, Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University                               
Disclosing uncertainty


Eric Desjardins, Gillian Barker and Spencer Hey, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
Uncertainty, resilience and robustness in adaptive ecological       management




Eric Winsberg, Philosophy Department, University of South Florida
Risk and uncertainty in the use of global climate models


Teddy Seidenfeld, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University
About some limitations of pairwise comparisons

Program Committee

Nils-Eric Sahlin (Chair), Lund University
Melissa Finucane, East-West Center, Honolulu
John D. Norton, University of Pittsburgh
Teddy Seidenfeld, Carnegie Mellon University
Paul Weirich, University of Missouri-Columbia


The Harvey and Leslie Wagner Foundation
Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

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