Ignorance as a limitation for the application of scientific methods to environmental protection activities

Takashi Watanabe

    研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

    5 被引用数 (Scopus)

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    In the field of science and technology, an open discussion of ignorance as a fundamental cause of environmental destruction has long been avoided. However, this does not mean that ignorance has become obsolete or irrelevant altogether because it has yet been well discussed in the field of philosophy The different attitudes toward ignorance between the fields of science and philosophy imply that it is a slippery and almost inconceivable object for science, whereas it is something essential to grasp and examine for philosophy To understand its slippery nature, therefore, we suggest that ignorance is best examined from an epistemological viewpoint, as something that oscillates between reality and nonrcality that appears on the surface and then hides underground. In this paper, we explore how ignorance escapes from the scientist’s careful observation and affects the results of actual comprehensive environmental protection measures such as the precautionary principle and risk assessment.

    本文言語英語
    ページ(範囲)41-48
    ページ数8
    ジャーナルEvergreen
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    出版ステータス出版済み - 2015

    !!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
    • セラミックおよび複合材料
    • 表面、皮膜および薄膜
    • マネジメント、モニタリング、政策と法律

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