Dealing with uncertainty
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Uncertainty is, it seems, more or less constantly present in our lives. Even so, grasping the concept philosophically is far from trivial. In this doctoral thesis, uncertainty and its conceptual companion information are studied. Axiomatic analyses are provided and numerical measures suggested. In addition to these basic conceptual analyses, the widespread practice of so-called safety factor use in societal regulation is analyzed along with the interplay between science and policy in European regulation of chemicals and construction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2012. , 25 p.
Theses in philosophy from the Royal Institute of Technology, ISSN 1650-8831 ; 40
safety factor, safety margin, uncertainty factor, uncertainty function, uncertainty, information, risk, risk assessment, risk management, epistemology, science, reasoning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-72680ISBN: 978-91-7501-216-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-72680DiVA: diva2:487971
2012-02-17, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Aven, Terje, Professor
Cantwell, John, ProfessorGrüne-Yanoff, Till, Associate Professor
QC 201202022012-02-022012-02-012012-02-02Bibliographically approved
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