From public perception of risk to cultural theory of technology

Wynne, B. (1985). From public perception of risk to cultural theory of technology. In: Environmental Impact Assessment, Technology Assessment, and Risk Analysis. Eds. Covello, V.T., Mumpower, J.L., Stallen, P.J.M., & Uppuluri, V.R.R., pp. 849-873 Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-70634-9 10.1007/978-3-642-70634-9_31.

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Among the various approaches to analyzing people’s attitudes to risks, technologies, and their managing institutions, one can see two fundamentally different metaphysics from which nearly all approaches originate. By metaphysics I mean a closed loop—a cosmology—of taken-for-granted views of human nature, social interaction, public life, rationality, values, and ways of observing which confirm our founding assumptions and faiths.

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Research Programs: Institute Scholars (INS)
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