Volume 38, Issue 8 Pages: 1519-1761 August 2018
The Ethical Foundations of Risk Analysis
Daniel J. Rozell
First Published: 19 January 2018
In the field of risk analysis, the normative value systems underlying accepted methodology are rarely explicitly discussed. This perspective provides a critique of the various ethical frameworks that can be used in risk assessments and risk management decisions. The goal is to acknowledge philosophical weaknesses that should be considered and communicated in order to improve the public acceptance of the work of risk analysts.