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What is a Rational Response to Catastrophic Risk?

Association of Friends of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science public lecture

Literature on risk perception shows the limits of human rationality, especially in the face of catastrophic risks. It would then seem logical to base policy decisions on expert judgment. But how rational are expert assessments of catastrophic risk?

Evelyn Fox Keller is professor of history and philosophy of science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Professor Evelyn Fox Keller | talks
Chair: Dr Roman Frigg | talks


Date and Time:

17 November 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre
Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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