Science Policy, Ethics, and Economic Methodology is a philosophical analysis of the methodological, epistemological, and ethical problems facing those who use classical economic methods to help formulate public policy, especially policy regarding science and technology.
While the autor makes penetrating and incisive criticisms of existing economic methods, she avoids simplistic rejection of current economics and rejects neo-Luddism disguised as technology assessment.
Using the analytic tools of philosophy of science and applied philosophy, Shrader-Frechette shows that methodological discussions often generate better technology assessment and science policy and hence greater awareness of the limits of policy conclusions.
This is the first philosophical book to present an analytical critique of technology assessment and policy analysis...
It is also the first philosophical book to defend two explicit strategies for amending economic methods and revising assessment procedures, so as to deal whith the philosophical problems it has uncovered. (R. A.).
Mots-clés Pascal : Philosophie, Technologie, Ethique, Evaluation, Résultat, Sciences économiques, Méthode, Analyse avantage coût, Analyse économique, Analyse risque, Politique, Environnement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Philosophy, Technology, Ethics, Evaluation, Result, Economics, Method, Cost benefit analysis, Economic analysis, Risk analysis, Policy, Environment
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ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : ZA00/0069
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 28/11/1995.