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Neurocultural Individualist Ecosystems : what are the prospects for, and the urgency of, a Neurocultural Individualist Ecosystems approach to the assessment and management of risks to complement or replace existing expert-driven or community-driven approaches?

Wohle, C.A.V. (2018) Neurocultural Individualist Ecosystems : what are the prospects for, and the urgency of, a Neurocultural Individualist Ecosystems approach to the assessment and management of risks to complement or replace existing expert-driven or community-driven approaches?

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Abstract:What does it take to improve societal resilience to risks that are due to technological and scientific innovation? How can we ensure that the individuals on the front lines of new risks from new technologies, such as doctors and patients in the field of bioengineering, can reliably act morally and prudently in absence of institutional or organizational support, can identify risks appropriately and in time to prevent risks from escalating? This thesis will argue that contemporary efforts in the Assessment and Management of Risks – AMR – fail to appropriately appreciate the nature and urgency of the problem. Indeed, many risks cannot be dealt with sustainably through institutional or organisational means, and thus a neurocultural individualist ecosystems approach to AMR – or NIEMAR, for short – consisting of the education of the individual qua individual, seeks to address this issue. It is the concern with growth of character that links this proposal to a specific type of moral education as one of the many possible pathways towards the stated goal. Furthermore, the case will be made that the kind of changes needed to handle problems about tomorrow that today sound almost esoteric, are in fact practical problems that should have been dealt with yesterday.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:08 philosophy, 70 social sciences in general, 73 cultural anthropology, 76 recreation, leisure, 77 psychology, 81 education, teaching, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society MSc (60024)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76799
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