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  1. Toby Ord, Rafaela Hillerbrand & Anders Sandberg, Probing the Improbable: Methodological Challenges for Risks with Low Probabilities and High Stakes.
    Some risks have extremely high stakes. For example, a worldwide pandemic or asteroid impact could potentially kill more than a billion people. Comfortingly, scientific calculations often put very low probabilities on the occurrence of such catastrophes. In this paper, we argue that there are important new methodological problems which arise when assessing global catastrophic risks and we focus on a problem regarding probability estimation. When an expert provides a calculation of the probability of an outcome, they are really providing the (...)
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  2. Rafaela Hillerbrand (2013). Order Out of Chaos? A Case Study in High Energy Physics. Studia Philosophica Estonica 5 (2):61-78.
    In recent years, computational sciences such as computational hydrodynamics or computational field theory have supplemented theoretical and experimental investigations in many scientific fields. Often, there is a seemingly fruitful overlap between theory, experiment, and numerics. The computational sciences are highly dynamic and seem a fairly successful endeavor---at least if success is measured in terms of publications or engineering applications. However, for theories, success in application and correctness are two very different things; and just the same may hold for "methodologies" like (...)
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  3. Rafaela Hillerbrand & Martin Peterson (2013). Nuclear Power is Neither Right Nor Wrong: The Case for a Tertium Datur in the Ethics of Technology. [REVIEW] Science and Engineering Ethics:1-13.
    The debate over the civilian use of nuclear power is highly polarised. We argue that a reasonable response to this deep disagreement is to maintain that advocates of both camps should modify their positions. According to the analysis we propose, nuclear power is neither entirely right nor entirely wrong, but rather right and wrong to some degree. We are aware that this non-binary analysis of nuclear power is controversial from a theoretical point of view. Utilitarians, Kantians, and other moral theorists (...)
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  4. Lorraine Code, Struan Jacobs, Deepanwita Dasgupta, Charles R. Twardy & Rafaela Hillerbrand (2008). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 22 (1):97 – 114.
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  5. Rafaela C. Hillerbrand (2008). Dianoetic Virtues in Addressing a Morally Correct Treatment of Genetic Engineering. In R. C. Hillerbrand & R. Karlsson (eds.), Beyond the Global Village. Environmental Challenges Inspiring Global Citizenship. the Interdisciplinary Press.
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