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  Arthur Petersen: The Precautionary Principle, Knowledge Uncertainty, and Environmental Assessment  Popular
Description: Paper prepared for the workshop "Knowledge Uncertainty" of the Netherlands Institute for Government (30-31 October 2002).
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  Dealing with uncertainty in numbers  Popular
Description: Jerry Ravetz, Dealing with uncertainty in numbers
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  Models as Metaphors: A New Look at Science  Popular
Description: Jerry Ravetz, Models as Metaphors: A New Look at Science
The research discussed in the present volume was conceived and organised around the problematic character of Integrated Assessment (IA) computer models of global change. Since they do not claim to make factual statements or reliable predictions, the questions of their scientific status, and of their use for policy, become urgent. In focus groups conducted with citizens, these models were seen as useful for enlarging the scope of people’s imagination about climate change and the role of individuals in thatproblem. In that context models were discovered to be ‘poetic’. Stimulated by this experience, this chapter explores the question of whether they could fruitfully be seen as ‘metaphors’, expressing in an indirect form our presuppositions about the problem and its possible solutions. Although this approach is very different from the traditional understanding of scientific knowledge, it may well be useful in helping science adapt to its new functions in an age of sustainability challenges and scientific uncertainty.
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  The Post-Normal Science of Precaution  Popular
Description: Jerry Ravetz, The Post-Normal Science of Precaution

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Past Articles
Monday, October 15 2007

· Towards a new paradigm of science in scientific policy advising

Wednesday, April 11 2007

· Post Normal Science, working deliberatively within imperfections

Monday, July 31 2006

· e-KAM SCHOOL E-Learning Course On Knowledge Assessment & Extended Participation

Monday, September 26 2005

· Global Systems Failures

Tuesday, July 19 2005

· The Precautionary Principle

Sunday, February 27 2005

· The Post-Normal Times

Friday, February 25 2005

· Interactive Web application of Uncertainty Guidance instruments

Wednesday, October 20 2004

· Uncertainty and Precaution in Environmental Management: insights from UPEM

Wednesday, September 01 2004


Wednesday, August 25 2004

· Short Course Model Uncertainty Analysis (13-14 October 2004)

Wednesday, July 28 2004

· Summer school on sensitivity analysis in Venice

Wednesday, May 26 2004

· Course: Genetic engineering; Connecting science, risk and communities

Tuesday, April 27 2004

· Uncertainty and Precaution in Environmental Management (UPEM 2004)

Monday, April 26 2004

· New book on sensitivity analysis

Tuesday, March 16 2004

· Uncertainty assessment of NOx, SO2 and NH3 emissions in the Netherlands

Wednesday, March 03 2004

· Safety Paradoxes - revised
· Towards Guidance in Assessing and Communicating Uncertainties

Saturday, November 29 2003

· Professor Poul Harremoës died

Monday, August 04 2003

· Towards a synthesis of qualitative and quantitative uncertainty assessment

Monday, July 21 2003

· Workshop: Interfaces between science and society, 27-28 nov 2003, Milano

Monday, June 23 2003

· RIVM/MNP guidance for uncertainty assessment and communication

Thursday, June 12 2003

· Workshop: Uncertainty in environmental health risk science and policy

Saturday, May 17 2003

· Mini sysmposium:
The management of uncertainty in risk science and policy

Tuesday, January 28 2003

· Symposium: Uncertainty and Precaution in Environmental Management (June 2004)

Tuesday, November 05 2002

· Ruskin and the Scientists

Tuesday, October 29 2002

· The Precautionary Principle, Knowledge Uncertainty, and Environmental Assessment

Monday, October 07 2002

· MUST Session at November FP6 conference

Thursday, September 12 2002

· Safety in the Globalising Knowledge Economy

Wednesday, June 19 2002

· One day free course on Sensitivity Analysis at the JRC - Ispra.

Friday, June 07 2002

· Conference announcement: Foresight

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