Risk, Advice, and Implicit Normativity - Rovigo, 25th january 2010
Within the series of seminars on risk provided by CIGA during the years 2009-2010, there will be held the seminar titled Risk, Advice, and Implicit Normativity in which will intervene Prof. Hanne Andersen of the Unniversity of Aahrus (Denmark) and Dr. Federica Russo of the Unniversity of Kent (U.K.) and reserch fellow of the CIGA. The event will be held on Monday January 25th, at 11:00 am at the Consorzio UniversitÓ Rovigo (CUR) Viale Porta Adige, 45. The seminar intends to stress the normative character that the outcomes of the scientific research implicitly assume. The concepts of risk and risk factors have been widely used in medicine and epidemiology since the mid-20th century. Drawing on a case study from early chronic disease epidemiology it shall show how normative issues may implicitly enter into the process of causal inference of risk, a point that is often ignored by scientific literature on this topic. Indeed, the aims which a research is carried out for, the different interpretations of the concept of health, the sample of population to examine, the virtual addressees of the research, the range of evidence to consider, the expectations of the public on the risks and the benefits of a certain product or service etc., all of the foregoing are crucial factors that may affect the consequent risk assessment. Purpose of the seminar is to underline how many of the lessons drawn from analyses of medicine and epidemiology can be useful for analyzing risk related to nanotechnology.
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