Defending the Conception of ‘Objective Risk’
2011 (English)In: Risk Analysis, ISSN 0272-4332, E-ISSN 1539-6924, Vol. 32, no 1, 16-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The notion of objective risk is frequently discussed within the risk literature. While some argue that risk analysis measures objective risk, others claim that there are no real, objective risksonly subjective descriptions of them. Objectivity in these discussions often presupposes value-free, dispassionate, and impartial analysis. Feminist epistemology offers a different interpretation of objectivity that is more context-bound. It is argued that even though every risk can be described in several different ways, and does involve value judgments and emotions, the objectivity ideal should not be abandoned.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 32, no 1, 16-24 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7777DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01682.xISI: 000298742500005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7777DiVA: diva2:12903
Updated from manuscript to article in journal. QC 201202172007-12-102007-12-102012-02-17Bibliographically approved