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  • Risk and Cultureby Mary Douglas; Aaron Wildavsky

    University of California Press 1983; US$ 29.95

    Can we know the risks we face, now or in the future? No, we cannot; but yes, we must act as if we do. Some dangers are unknown; others are known, but not by us because no one person can know everything. Most people cannot be aware of most dangers at most times. Hence, no one can calculate precisely the total risk to be faced. How, then, do people decide... more...

  • Risk and Cultureby Mary Douglas; Aaron Wildavsky

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 7.49

    Can we know the risks we face, now or in the future? No, we cannot; but yes, we must act as if we do. Some dangers are unknown; others are known, but not by us because no one person can know everything. Most people cannot be aware of most dangers at most times. Hence, no one can calculate precisely the total risk to be faced. How, then, do people decide... more...

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