Ethics and radiation protection
2007 (English)In: Journal of Radiological Protection, ISSN 0952-4746, E-ISSN 1361-6498, Vol. 27, no 2, 147-156 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Some of the major problems in radiation protection are closely connected to issues that have a long, independent tradition in moral philosophy. This contribution focuses on two of these issues. One is the relationship between the protection of individuals and optimisation on the collective level, and the other is the relative valuation of future versus immediate damage. Some of the intellectual tools that have been developed by philosophers can be useful in radiation protection. On the other hand, philosophers have much to learn from radiation protectors, not least when it comes to finding pragmatic solutions to problems that may be intractable in principle.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 27, no 2, 147-156 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16681DOI: 10.1088/0952-4746/27/2/002ISI: 000247102500003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34249698118OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-16681DiVA: diva2:334724
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-05Bibliographically approved